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Cucumber succulent update.

October 18, 2018 BY One Drink A Day

I’ve already done a succulent tutorial post but I’ve updated/refined it. This version should be much easier to follow.

Use a melon baller to scoop out a cucumber sphere. This is the core/trunk of the succulent. Cut zig zags along a cucumber as drawn in the picture.

If successfully done you should end up with two ends which look like crowns.

Use a knife to cut down (not too thinly) from each pointy part of the cucumber. Ideally you want to end up with a shape as shown in the photo.

Don’t worry though if it all ends up looking different as seen here. You can cut them to shape later.

Cut each piece into a diamond (y) shape with a flat base. The base needs to be thick enough so a tooth pick can be inserted into it. Cut a range of sizes.

Insert tooth picks into the base of each piece.

Now insert the largest pieces into the cucumber sphere (half way up roughly). Leave a small gap between each piece.

Do the same thing but up a level and with smaller pieces this time. The aim is to align them so it fills the gap left  from the previous step.

Keep going until you get to the top of the cucumber sphere. You will notice it naturally closes up and there is no more space left to continue. The inner most pieces are almost vertical while the outer most pieces are more horizontal.

The prep can take a little time but the assembling should be super quick. You can alter the size of the succulent by cutting larger ‘diamonds’ at the start.

Punch Bowl feat. succulent centre piece garnish.