Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Sculpting Treat From Ray Villafane

These photos that follow are some of the best pumpkin carvings I've ever seen in my entire life.  Apparently they've had a lot of recent exposure after having recently being featured on the Food Network in a pumpkin carving contest.  Ray Villafane's a sculptor of enormous talent.  It must be fun for Villafane to work with pumpkin material rather than tough materials although he claims to be allergic to the vegetable.

The carving to the left is of David Letterman because Villafane recently appeared on the show for a pumpkin carving segment.   For those interested in Villafane's other works that include sand, you can visit his site at www.VillfaneStudios.com. A funny video of Letterman's pumpkin sharing the top 10 worst Halloween parties is at the end of this post.

I'd personally like to unleash Villafane on some marzipan, one of my favorite gourmet candies. The candy's usually shaped and spray painted like fruit. Others have gotten more creative with pink pigs and even cigars.