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Complete Manual to Showpiece Artistik
Fruit and Vegetable Carving
Fat and Ice Artistik

by Louise and Othmar Fassbind

The Complete Manual to Showpiece Artistik is the latest in the Artistik series from Swiss culinary artists Louise and Othmar Fassbind. It presents complete instructions for 36 spectacular pieces made of fruits and vegetables, ice, and margarine. Detailed instructions are given for all projects and the fundamental techniques, materials and tools are addressed in depth.

The Complete Manual to Showpiece Artistik features:

  • new and challenging centerpieces and plate garnishes of fruits and vegetables
  • independent section on margarine modeling with specific projects
  • classic and unique ice sculptings
  • all projects are shown in full color photographs, including step-by step techniques and finished pieces
  • detailed, itemized instructions are given in English, French, German, and Italian.


Fruit and Vegetable Carving

  1. A wealth of fruit resources
  2. A wealth of vegetable resources
  3. Equipment
  4. Carving tools
  5. Sharpening the carving tools
  6. The perfect wooden handle
  7. How to preserve the carved exhibits
  8. The ball
  9. A and B cuts
  10. Carving with the chisel
  11. The apple core
  12. A la minute decorations
  13. Imitating Leaves
  14. Flower chart
  15. Chrysantheum
  16. Round-petalled flower
  17. Pointed-petalled flower
  18. Rose bud
  19. Rose
  20. Leaves
  21. Dahlia
  22. Dawn glory
  23. Roses from fruits
  24. Geometrical Carving
  25. For the love of carving
  26. Skin carving
  27. Turtle-dove
  28. Relief carving
  29. Three-dimensional carving

Margarine Modeling

  1. Fat artistik—Back to the roots
  2. Why do we model fat?
  3. Pinocchio
  4. Morning has broken!
  5. United
  6. Maggie

Ice Sculpture

  1. A melting luxury
  2. What is ice?
  3. The ball
  4. Horn of plenty
  5. The snowman
  6. The eagle
  7. The hamper
  8. Ice artistic for all

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Complete Manual to Showpiece Artistik
Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Fat and Ice Artistik
by Louise and Othmar Fassbind

2003 • 200 pages • $129.95 + shipping
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