Pineapple Carving Ideas
There are several creative ways for pineapple carving. One such idea that I tried for a kid’s party at home is to create a pineapple boat. In place of using a usual pot for serving fruits and salad at the party, I used pineapple boats which were decorated from outside too. Here’s how to carve pineapple boats which will definitely be a hit among the guests.
Tools Needed for Pineapple Carving
- Small knife
- Paring knife
Simple Pineapple Carving Ideas
Choose a pineapple carefully. Pick one which is firm. Do not buy overripe pineapples at all as they have brown spots, which may end up spoiling the entire presentation.
For carving pineapple, use a sharp and small knife to remove the fleshy pulp on the top of the fruit. Then begin to cut downwards right from the center of the leaves and the central point of the fruit. Cut in a straight line to slice the pineapple into two equal halves.
Put the slices of the fruit on a table with their pulp facing upwards. Using a paring knife, mark a delicate line from the top of the fruit until its bottom. Mark another line which is exactly 1/2 inch from the border of the pineapple. Do this on all sides. See carefully if the lines you have drawn will help you obtain a symmetrical cut. Once you are sure, use a knife to cut along the marked line up to ½ inch from the base. The pineapple will now be hollow in the middle.
Prepare any fruit salad that you wish to serve in the pineapple boat. You can slice pineapple into small cubes, if you want to serve a pineapple salad. Ice cream scoops of different flavors can be added in place of a fruit salad.
Use a cloth to remove the excess juice from the pineapple, if any. Fill the boats with fruit salad, arrange them on a platter, and serve.
Yet another method of carving a pineapple can be read from the article on “how to carve a pineapple”. If you can think of other creative ways for pineapple carving, do share them with me.
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