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Make an Edible Apple Swan!

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How to make a decorative, and completely edible, apple swan!  I made a few modifications to the original idea, to get the effect you see here.
 
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Step 1: Watch the Video!



WARNING:  Use of video content is at own risk.  There may be risks associated with these projects that require adult supervision.

Step 2: Choose Your Apple

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All you really need for this little trick is an apple, and a knife.  2 additional butter-knives are helpful, but optional.

Try cutting your apple at a slight diagonal so that it cuts right through the center of the apple core.

This is important, because it will give you access to the seeds inside, and we need 2.  You'll see why later on.

Step 3: Making Apple Wedges

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Take the half of the apple that still has the bottom attached, and place it face down on a cutting board.

We're going to be making careful cuts into the apple, and I found it was very helpful to use 2 butter knives placed perpendicular to the top and bottom.

Now use your knife to carefully cut down into the apple from the top, and just to the right side of the apple core.  You should be able to press down until the knife bottoms out on the other 2 butter knives, and then use the butter knives as makeshift spacers to line your knife up, and cut in from the side.

When the 2 cuts meet, you may feel a little "pop" as the wedge is released.  If not, it means the cuts haven't fully met yet, so just gently wiggle the blade from both directions until the cuts align.

Repeat the process on the other side of the apple so that you're left with 2 apple wedges similar to those seen in the pictures.

 
Matthew___S1 month ago
Aren't swans already edible???

They are, but so is the apple swan.

I now want to eat a real swan, with an apple on the side. Or an apple with swan on the side? Or a swan with an apple swan side? Or an apple swan with a swan apple on the side of the swan???

JM1999 made it!2 months ago

I made it!

It was very fun to make, so fun that I forgot the eye...I remembered it after I ate the whole thing!

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CobyUnger5 months ago

I made one but I can't find the photo. It was fun. Thanks.

broccali5 months ago
that is so cool
I just included a link to your Instructable as part of my 12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Kids. Thanks for the great tutorial!
wow! I also like to decorate what I eat, it makes me feel good! You make the apple swan so beautiful, like it!
abunda8 months ago
the grat beauty of simplicity!
Lindie8 months ago
This is awesome! Thanks for posting it. I can even do this!!! And I will! :-)
Janus Horus8 months ago
I just log in to tell you how I love it. Going to my Facebook.
dieferman8 months ago
Really Nice !!!!
Thanks For Sharing !!!!
wolfgang648 months ago
Grant, stunning as usaul!
jfix8 months ago
I just did one, thanks. Apple Origami! The family's collective jaw dropped. Thanks! https://twitter.com/jfix/status/399570251828183040
That is really awesome! Thanks for sharing :)
nanaverm8 months ago
Beautiful! Too bad there isn't a "Playing With Food" contest going on now, or you'd get many votes.
doccat58 months ago
Amazing and thank you for sharing.
blue668 months ago
nice
KraftyKrew8 months ago
You are awesome.
cooic978 months ago
So simple to do. Great job!
doodlecraft8 months ago
Perfect--what a fun addition to a Thanksgiving table setting! :)
The King of Random (author)  doodlecraft8 months ago
I'm glad you like it Natalie!!
sabu.dawdy8 months ago
it's so cuteeeeeee
rimar20008 months ago
Very creative!