Bunny Garnish

Introduction: Bunny Garnish

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

I have always appreciated food art.  I think adding a garnish to a dinner plate is one thing you can do to make a big splash with your dinner guest.  I am always thinking of ways to dress up a meal to make it appealing for my family or guest.   Recently I have been experimenting with boiled eggs.  I wanted to see if I could carve a boiled egg because,  I have not seen any boiled eggs carved before. Most carvings are made from fruits and vegetables. Here is my version of a carved boiled egg.  

I had to keep it simple,  so if I can do this anyone can do it.  I thought he was very cute.  It would be a great garnish for a bento salad, potato salad, dinner plate, or a deviled egg entree.' This bunny can be made with most things a person will already have on hand in the kitchen.

Step 1: Supplies

This is a list of supplies for a rabbit garnish one serving:
 It is better to have extra eggs because they are fragile and you can't use all of them.  
  • 2 Boiled and peeled eggs  Please note: ( I used 2 eggs because I did not have any cauliflower for the tail)
  • Cauliflower bud with stem  for tail or use a boiled yoke from 2ND egg 
  • 1 Straight carrot 
  • Parsley bunch
  • Several pepper corns or raisins
  • Salad optional 

Step 2: Tools

Tools to make the bunny:
  • Paring knife
  • Potato peeler
  • Tooth picks or skewers to poke eyes and mouth optional  you can use a knife
  • Plate or cutting board

Step 3: Carving Bottom

Carving the bottom:

  • Using the knife cut the bottom part of the egg so it will lay flat.
  • Then cut the smaller egg in half lengthwise to make the ears.
  • Flip the egg over so it lays flat.

Step 4: Carving Ears

Carving the ears:
  • Place 2 tooth picks about where you want the ears and use the mark as a guide to cut the slot to place the ears.
  • Remove the toothpicks. 
  • Carefully carve a slit across evenly where your marks are as shown.  
  • Cut again to make a small valley to place the ears.
  • Place one ear at a time and position where it looks the best.

Step 5: Carving Eyes

Carving the eyes:
  • Peel the carrot. 
  • With a knife point, tooth pick, or skewer mark the eyes.
  • With the point of the knife or tooth pick carve the eyes a very small eye hole.  
  • Place 2 pepper corns into the eyeball.
  • Carefully carve the mouth.
  • Carve a small carrot piece and stick into the mouth. 

Step 6: Tail

Carving the tail:
  • I would use the cauliflower for my first choice for the tail.  It really makes a nicer appearance.
  • Poke a small hole where the tail should be.
  • Stick a small piece of cauliflower with a stem  into the hole.
  • If using the egg yoke make a thin slice across the back end of the mouse.
  • Cut the yoke in half and place it carefully against the bottom of the bunny as shown. It is very fragile so be careful.

Step 7: Carving the Flowers

Here is how I carved the flowers:

  • Using the knife make 5 slices the length of the carrot or as long as how many flowers you want.  (Each flower about 1/8 - 1/4 inch) 
  • Go back and make the slice wider with the knife to form a small tunnel.
  • Cut small round slices for the flower head.
  • Carefully make a small hole in the center of the flower with a tooth pick.
  • Place 1 pepper corn in the center of each flower. 

Step 8: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

These little bunnies were very easy to make after I got the hang of it.  I did make some mistakes and could not use some of the eggs. The next time I make these I will know how delicate they are and can make them better.  I will use cauliflower and maybe think of something that could be used to support the ears a little better.  Tooth picks would be too dangerous.  Very thin pretzels might work. Anyway the ears worked  OK  without any support.  

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks there Mary! I have missed your ibles! I know you are busy I guess that is a good thing? Hope your great and the project your working on will amaze me as usual! Girl you have talent! Remember to have a splendorous day! Sunshiine

    mary candy
    mary candy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Dearling,,,, I did ready an ible for this contest... but... it seems not so good... it's a bread, it is my second try hahhhahhahaa
    The damm bread doesn't work ! ahhahahaa
    Tomorrow I', going try again.. Hopefully this time my bread works right. ;)


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I am sorry! Don't feel too bad I have had a lot of bloopers! 3 is a charm!
    Have a splendorous day mary candy and make dat bread work!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm loving this bunny garnish (and the mouse one too). It would be perfect for Easter.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your sweet comment! He was fun to make! Have a splendorous day!