Every year during Halloween, I used to admire all those carved pumpkins adoring the doorsteps of neighbours and last year I decided to carve my own and found that was really easy and quick. Although, my pumpkin is nothing fancy, it’s a pretty basic design, I came across this event “Show your Pumpgrin” in http://chefinyou.com/ and thought I should send in my entry. My daughter and I had fun making this Jack-o-Lantern and we took it to the Pumpkin fest event in Boston.
- Pumpkin-round one.
- Marker pen.
- Votive candle.
- Spoon to scoop the interior.
- A design template.
All I did was, type in google- How to carve a pumpkin and found on e how, easy step by step method to carve a pumpkin.
I followed these steps and walla, a beautiful Jack-o-Lantern it turned out to be….
The steps in e how are as follows
Select a fresh pumpkin in a shape that pleases you. Some folks prefer their pumpkins low and round, while others like them tall and oval-shaped.
Draw a circle or hexagon on top of the pumpkin in preparation for making an opening large enough for your hand to reach through.
Use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp from inside the pumpkin. Hold the spoon by its bowl to get extra leverage while scooping.
Draw a pattern for the face on the clean pumpkin with a felt-tip pen, or scribe the lines into the skin using a pencil. Be sure to make the eyes, nose and mouth large enough; you’ll have a hard time cutting out tiny features when you’re using a big knife blade to saw through tough skin.
Push the cut-out features gently from the inside of the pumpkin and discard the pieces.
Here’s the link for the event-http://chefinyou.com/2009/10/show-me-your-pumpgrins/