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Here is a carved  version of a mouse.  This is a garnish that will definitely wow your dinner guest.  It is quick and easy to make and the bright yellow adds a splash of color to any dish.    If I can make this anyone can!  So go ahead and show off  your amazing carving techniques and make a mouse garnish!  
 
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Here is what you will need per serving:
  •  2 To 3 mouse shaped lemons.  You might need the extra lemons because of bloopers.
  • 1- 2  Nicely shaped cabbage leafs
  • 1 Small cheese wedge  (Swiss would make a splash.)
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Several springs of parsley 
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 Carrot
  • Pepper corns

Step 2: Tools

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A list of tools:
  • Paring knife
  • Potato peeler
  • Cutting board or plate
  • Skewer

Step 3: Cut The Bottom Of The Mouse

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Instructions for cutting the bottom of the mouse:

  • Follow the picture and cut the bottom of the lemon to form a solid place to set the body of the mouse.
  • Reserve the cut off piece for the ears.
  • Place the lemon cut side down.

Step 4: Carving The Ears

Instructions for the ears:

  • Eye ball where you think the ears should be.
  • Carefully carve a line all the way across the head as shown in the pictures with the knife.  
  • Go across it again making it slightly wider so the ears will slip in the crack.
  • Carefully carve the ears into an ear shape.
  • Place the ears in the crack as shown in the picture in the next step.

Step 5: Carving The Eye Sections

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Instructions for carving around the eye:
  • Using the skewer carefully mark where the eyes will be.
  • Carve a small hole large enough to stick a pepper corn in so they will stay in place.
  • Place a pepper corn in each eye.
  • The ears should look like the picture here.
  • Carve the tail as shown in the picture.
  • Poke a hole in the back of the mouse with a skewer.
  • Place the carved tail into the back end of the mouse so the tail is straight up and slightly curled.
I am sorry I did not get pictures of some of the steps.  

 
tjesse2 years ago
I thought this was a shoo-in for the carving contest.
talty2 years ago
This is too adorable for words! What a great imagination you have.
sunshiine (author)  talty2 years ago
Thanks for commenting! He was a lot of fun! Have a fabulous day!
Sunshiine
talty sunshiine2 years ago
You are welcome! And you too have a fabulous day!
sunshiine (author)  talty2 years ago
Thanks!
bajablue2 years ago
Cute!
sunshiine (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks bajablue! Have a lovely day!
mary candy2 years ago
Adorable !
sunshiine (author)  mary candy2 years ago
So easy! Thanks for commenting mary candy! Have a super day!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
So cute!
sunshiine (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
I always consider it a real honor when you comment. Thanks for your comment! Remember to have a splendorous day from sunshiine!
rimar20002 years ago
You are an artist!
sunshiine (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Thanks rimar2000 for your sweet comment! I am an artist of sorts. Most of my family can actually draw and paint and I consider them real artist. I can create and visualize something but executing it sometimes is very difficult for me because I am limited in drawing and painting and balancing along with blending colors. I have great fun none the less. Remember to have a splendorous day!
Sunshiine