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The Modern Butlers’ Journal, February 2018, Creative Corner

Creative Corner

KobiGutmanby Kobi Gutman

An Apple flower

This next apple carving is one of my favorites and only takes two minutes to make.

  1. Cut an American-football-like shape at the top of the apple by making 2 simple cuts from opposite directions.


2. Cut a similar shape inside the football.

Note: Although the photo shows these pieces slid outward to create a single petal, it is better to slide them out later on step 5

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 five or more times around the top of the apple.


4.  Between each 2 petals, cut out a single football shape.



5. Spray some lemon on the cut pieces to prevent the apple from browning, fan out the petals and serve.

Mr. Kobi Gutman is the head butler at a private resort hotel in Florida and can be reached via the Institute.


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