Pumpkin Carving

I have been loving the alternative pumpkin carving that has been around this year. When I saw a competition at my new local cafe I couldn’t resist.

Challenge: easy
Time: 2 hrs (hard to tell as I was also baking some biscuits at the same time)
Equipment:
→ Pumpkin!
→ Sharp knife
→ Paper
→ Pencil
→ Tape
[→ Hammer,  Cookie Cutters]

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1. Draw design on paper to size that fits your pumpkin.

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2. Cut off top of your pumpkin about 1-2 inches from stalk. Try to slant your knife so the lid fits nicely on top and doesn’t fall inside.

3. Scrape out pulp and seeds. [Separate seeds, toss in extra virgin olive oil and roast in oven for 20mins at 180c, season with salt, pepper and spices~ eat and enjoy as you carve].

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4. Tape design to pumpkin and trace around gently with knife. Remove design and carve. To get different light tones for your design detail, cut off skin of pumpkin. 

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5. Light tea light and place inside. Enjoy!

Tip: You can hammer cookie cutters into pumpkin for pretty uniform shapes.

♡Let me see your designs!♡

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