A plate of cucumber slices and flowers can resemble lily pads and plants on top of a pond. All it needs is a frog. In this short video, Tatsiana shows us how to make a Fairytale Frog.
Slice a section at the end of a cucumber, so it can stand up on a cutting board. Then cut off a section of it at an angle. Save the piece for a later step.
Take a black olive and make two slices, then fill them in with two slices of a small carrot. Place them onto your section of cucumber for the eyes. Use two small pieces of a black olive for the pupils.
Take the piece of cucumber you cut earlier and cut it into two small slices for the lips. Place it in the section of cucumber carved out for the face and use a piece of toothpick to raise them.
Cut a crown out of a piece of cheese and push a toothpick into the top of your frog and the cheese crown on top of the toothpick.
Find more videos on Tatsiana's creative garnishes on the Playing With Food page on Patch. To learn about her classes and see photos of her other creations, visit her Facebook pageor email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.