Let’s Carve a Pumpkin!
Truly a fun and enjoyable tradition for both children and adults, what’s a Halloween celebration without a pumpkin carving? Check out these awesome tips and tricks for choosing the right tools and keeping your carved pumpkin fresh.
First, it’s important to choose the right pumpkin. Select one that is fresh, with a stiff stem, no bruises, and a flat bottom so it won’t roll.
Cut the lid out on an angle, not straight up and down. This keeps the lid from dropping inside the pumpkin when you replace it. A boning knife works suitably for this.
Remember to scoop out all the pulp — and then some. You can purchase a special “claw” for this, but an ice cream scoop will also work. Thin the inner wall of the “face” area to 1 1/4-inch thick, so it will be not difficult to pierce the shell.
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