How to make a tasty carnation from a carrot.

Step 1. Cut a carrot into 2 pieces. The thicker piece should be about 2 inches long.

carrot flower - step 1

Step 2. With the longer piece cut grooves along its length.

carrot flower - step 2

Step 3. Cut off thin slices from the end of the carrot.

carrot flower - step 3

Step 4. Cut the thicker piece around its side so that one end is thinner than the other.

carrot flower - step 4

Step 5. Cut a grid pattern into the top of the thicker end of the thicker piece.

carrot flower - step 5

Step 6. Cut out two layers of petal shapes around the grid pattern.

carrot flower - step 6

Step 7. Stick the slices from the thinner piece around the thicker piece in two layers.

carrot flower - step 7

Step 8. The finished carving.

carrot flower - step 8

Photo and directions courtesy of http://www.thaicarving.co.uk

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