Due to the success of the Sunflower Watermelon Carving Instructable
and the interest in wanting to see how the Roses were made, I have gone ahead and made this Instructable. An easy how-to for carving Roses into a watermelon. Enjoy and have fun!
Step 1: Supplies!
Medium circle cookie cutter
Step 2: Let's Begin!
Start by using your paring knife to trace a circle on the side of the watermelon you want to carve. Once you have cut out a circle template to follow, use the paring knife to peel away the green part of the watermelon rind, leaving the white fleshy part exposed.
Note: Save some of the bigger pieces of green that you peel off. Those will be needed down the line!
Step 3: Clean it up!
After peeling away the green bits, you'll see that there are darker parts of the rind that you might have missed due to uneven cutting. No problem, just grab the paring knife and clean it up by peeling away as much of the greenish coloring as possible until only white rind is showing. It doesn't have to be perfect though so don't spend hours on it or you'll end up carving away all the white part and hit the fruit instead!
Step 4: Make Some Leaves!
So remember those green parts I had you save! Grab those and cut out a few leaves. (I made 3 total for mine) Then carve out some detail and put those aside again for later. At this point you can dispose of all the rest of the unwanted rind.
Step 5: Starting the Roses!
To start the rose, grab your circle cookie cutter and press it gently into the watermelon, no more than 1/3 of the cookie cutter in. You aren't cutting out shapes, just making an outline to follow.
After you cut the circle, use the paring knife to cut a ring around the circle and carve out some of the watermelon around it, making it appear more 3D.