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Making an Apple Swan

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This is a creative way to decorate for holidays using an apple. This is a guide about making an apple swan.


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June 2, 2019

This is a super fun to make edible craft that will look awesome on your table. It's almost too cute to eat!

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 swan


  • 1 apple
  • 1 small sharp knife
  • 2 butter knives
  • lemon juice


  1. Cut the apple in half vertically a little bit outside the core. One side will be slightly larger than the other. As you make cuts exposing the fruit, dab on some lemon juice to keep it from browning.
  2. Pop the apple seeds out and set aside to use for the swan's eyes later.
  3. Place your 2 butter knives on the outsides of your larger apple half. Slice downwards right outside the core, stopping when you hit the butter knives.
  4. Now come in from the side, cutting along the butter knife guides to cut out a wedge.
  5. Pop out the wedge. Repeat this on the other side so you make a T shape at the core.
  6. Now take one of the big wedges and cut straight down, about 1/4 inch in from the edge. Stop at the butter knife guides.
  7. Now cut in horizontally against the guides.
  8. Repeat this a couple more times inside each wedge until you have 3 wedges and a mini end piece wedge. Put the wedges back in place, then slide them back a bit, forming the wings.
  9. Put the 2 wings on the upside down T shaped apple base.
  10. Now we'll make the swan's head. Take the other reserved apple half and cut out a 1/4 inch disk.
  11. Cut in half diagonally.
  12. Now cut the outer half of the apple so a piece is removed from the center. This outer piece will be the swan's beak/head/neck.
  13. Trim the neck so it's not too long. You can make this as long or short as you'd like.
  14. At the front of the base T shape, remove the apple stem and cut out a rectangle slot the same size as the swan's neck.
  15. Press an apple seed into either side of the swan's head, then place this into the slot you just cut.
  16. Display for as long as you'd like. Remember to remove the apple seed eyes before eating!
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November 17, 2011

We have been experimenting with food art lately. My son and I are having a lot of fun making things out of food.


This one he came up with by slicing the apple in just the right way he made a swan.

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