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How to Make an Edible Apple Swan

Do you love apples? Are you looking for some ideas you want to do with your favorite fruit? How about making some Apple Swans? Learning how to make an edible apple swan is pretty easy with our easy to follow steps.

Step 1. Pick an apple you think looks good.
Depending on how many edible apple swans you are planning to make, choose the ones looks good – the skin is smooth and free of nicks, wrinkles or soft spots.

Step 2. Make Apple Wedges.
• Using sharp, thin cutting knife, carefully cu your apple at a slight diagonal so that it cuts right through the center of the apple core.
• Save two of the seeds to be used later.
• Take the half of the apple that still has the bottom attached, and place it face down on a cutting board.
• Place two butter knives perpendicular to the top and bottom of the apple.
• 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 two cuts meet, you’ll have an apple wedge that pops right out.
• Repeat the process on the other side of the apple so that you’re left with 2 apple wedges.

Step 3. Make Layered Wings
To give an effect of layered wings, cut these wedges into 3 smaller wedges then layer them together.

Step 4. Make the Apple Swan’s Head
For the head, carefully cut into the front of the body and gently lift the pieces out to reveal a clean and fairly deep groove.
• Go ahead and grab the other half of the apple and place it between the butter knives like before but this time, we’re going to use them as spacers to cut an even slice off the bottom.
• Repeat the process 3 to 4 times to give you a variety of shapes and sizes.
• Look for a piece that looks like a heart that’s been flattened at the top.
• Form the swan head out of 3 strategic cuts. Make one cut at the top at about a 45 degree angle, then a 2nd cut horizontal, and to the right. The last cut near the bottom was sloped at about 30 degrees down and to the left.

Step 5. Put them all together
After putting the pieces together, clean it up a bit and use the knife to round off sharp edges. Lastly, place the apple seeds where you think the eyes should go and spritz some lemon juice to help prevent the apple swan from turning brown.

Video by The King of Random

the next time you come across a basket
of fruit don’t just eat it have some fun
with it first in this project we’re
converting any ordinary apple into a
decorative and completely edible apple
Swan.
go find your basket of fruit and pick
out an apple you think looks good
now using a sharp cutting knife
carefully cut the Apple at a slight
diagonal so that it slices right through
the center of the apple corer while
we’re here let’s save two of the seeds
because we’ll be needing them later now
that we’ve got our two halves let’s take
the side that still has the bottom
attached and place it facedown on a
cutting board we’ll need to place two
butter knives perpendicular with the top
and bottom of the Apple now we can
carefully cut down along one side of the
apple corer until the knife bottoms out
on our makeshift spacers then use the
spacers as a guide to gently cut in from
the side when the two cuts meet you’ll
have an apple wedge that pops right out
and while we’re here let’s cut a piece
from the other side the same way now our
goal with these is to cut out three more
l-shaped wedges about a quarter inch
thick and this time rather than cutting
in sideways toward your fingers try
turning the piece over so you can cut
downward and meet the first cut at the
bottom now with a little wiggle a new
Apple wedge should break free if you
repeat the process two more times then
stagger the pieces back together the
effect is a beautifully layered wing now
just cut the other piece the same way
and your swans body should look like
this to make a place for the head all we
need to do is carefully cut into the
front of the body and gently lift the
pieces out to reveal a clean and fairly
deep groove at this point we can go
ahead and grab the other half of the
Apple and place it between the butter
knives like before but this time we’re
just going to use them as spacers to cut
an even slice off the bottom you can see
that repeating this process three or
four times gives us a nice variety of
shapes and sizes now look for a piece
that resembles a heart that’s been
slightly flattened on top all it takes
to form the swan head is three strategic
cuts with a knife I made one angled cut
to form the head a horizontal cut to
form the neck and one slotted cut at the
bottom for the base now you should be
able to see how this is coming together
and to clean it up a bit just use your
knife to round off the sharp edges all
that’s left now is to place the apple
seeds where you think the eyes should go
then use the side of a butter knife to
press them firmly into position when
both eyes look good simply drop the neck
into place and you’re done you’ve just
created a beautiful and decorative
Apple Swan I spritzed mine with a bit of
lemon juice to help prevent it from
turning brown then put it on display to
show off for our dinner guests later
that night if you try using different
apples you’ll get a nice contrast of
colors and every bird will look a little
bit different well now you know how to
take any ordinary Apple and turn it into
a decorative and edible Apple Swan if
you like this project perhaps you’ll
like some of my others check them out at
the king of random calm.

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