Enchanting Carrot and Cucumber Candle Stand ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings)
by Tarla Dalal
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Jazz up your candles with the brightness of carrots and cucumbers as uniquely styled stands.
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Enchanting Carrot and Cucumber Candle Stand ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings) recipe - How to make Enchanting Carrot and Cucumber Candle Stand ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings)
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Makes 2 candle stands
1 thick and long carrot1 green cucumber
- Peel the carrots using a peeler. Using the serrated knife, beginning from the thicker side of the carrot, make straight marks till its tapering end. Continue the same around the whole circumference.
- Using a knife, trim the edges of the carrot from the either side as to get a smooth and even surface.
- With the same knife, trim the edge of the carrot from the thinner side so as to get a smooth and even surface. Ensure that the length of the carrot should be at least 4” and be almost even in width.
- Insert the spiral cutter in the centre of the thick side of the carrot.
- Insert the index finger in the hole of the spiral cutter and start moving it in a circular fashion in any one direction.
- Keep moving the spiral cutter in a little slant position each time you complete the circle so as to keep the carrot curls intact. Continue the same till the end of the carrot to get a long intact carrot curl.
- Join the two edges of the carrot curl and secure using a pin. Keep aside.
- Cut a small piece of cucumber (around 2 ½” in length).
- Trim off 1 to 1½ cm from the tapering end so as to make the cucumber stand on a flat surface.
- Starting from the broader end, make slits, using a knife so as to get a petal-like shape. Make 4 such dark green petals in all at equal distance.
- Hold the cucumber in one hand and the knife perpendicular to it. Leaving the slits intact, start scraping the peels in between the dark green petals and discard it. Make 4 light green petals in between the dark green petals.
- Using a knife, core out the centre portion as to make space for the candle.
- Place the cucumber in between the carrot curl.
- Place the candle in the cucumber and light it just before the party.
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