- One cantaloupe
- Sharp-pointed knife
- Carving knife
- Make a cut through one side of the cantaloupe so as to form a flat base on which the cantaloupe will stand.
- To form the bud at the center of the flower, make a circular cut with the tip of the knife. Remove the flesh from around the outside of the cut. Form the petals by making curved cuts. Remove some flesh from beneath the petals to make them stand out. Make successive layers of petals in the same way.
- Lay out five expanded petals radiating from the center. Slice away flesh to form undulations in the surface of each petal. Form the pointed tips of the petals with the carving knife. Remove some flesh from beneath the petals to give them definition.
- The second flower is partially covered by the first and is made in the same way.
- Carve the leaves so they radiate out from in between the petals. With the tip of the carving knife, cut shallow veins on either side of the leaves and grooves to represent the midribs. Remove the flesh from around the leaves.
- Cut V-shaped grooves in the entire surface surrounding the leaves.