Complete tutorial of how to make an apple swam. Decorative and edible.
Step 1: Step 1: What You Will Need
A nice shiny apple in proportionate size all the way around. Two butter knifes of the exact same size . Some lime juice to prevent the apple from oxidizing before assembly, one paring knife,a cutting board and a garnishing plate for the final photo of the completed apple swan.
Step 2: Step 2: Creating the Body
Cut the apple in half at a diagonal angle as seen in the photo above making sure to cut through where the stem was. You should not get a star when you cut the apple in half. Cut one half slightly larger than the other half. Remove the seeds. They will be used as the eyes of the swan.
Step 3: Step 3: Creating the Body Continued
Take the larger half of the apple and place it face down on the cutting board. Place each butter knife on the sides of the apple as seen in the photo. This will allow for straighter cuts and evenness throughout the wings.
Place your knife slightly to the right of the core and carefully cut down until the paring knife touches the butter knives. Cut again by place the paring knife on top of the butter knives and cutting into the apple until it intersects with the other cut previously made.
Repeat these steps until you finish one side of the swan. Repeat for the other side as seen in the photo.
After each new cut, be sure to spray some lime juice on the apple to prevent oxidation.
Step 4: Step 4: Creating the Body Continued
Do the same exact thing to the other side of the apple, making sure to move the first cut slightly to the left of the core.
Create a spot for the head to be placed. As seen in the photo, cut a portion of the from half out. Make sure not to cut to far back or to thin on each side. The apple should look like the picture. You will begin to see the formation of a swan body once the feathers are placed on the staggering manner.
Step 5: Step 5: Carving the Head
To create the head, use the other half of the apple originally cut. Cut a few slivers from it as seen in the photo. Continue my taking one sliver that is slightly curved at the top and crave out the shape of the swans head. Use this photo above as a reference.
Step 6: Step 6: Putting It All Together
Once the head is carved, grab the seeds. Slightly push into the head portion to make sure the seed will stick in the swans head.
Step 7: Step 7: You Created an Apple Swan
Assembly and placement of the head. You created an apple swan.