Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Keep Those Pumpkins Looking Fresh!

Do you struggle with wilted, collapsed pumpkins after carving?  We used to! I remember when Matt and I were dating and carved pumpkins.  They were intricate, detailed designs and took us hours!  A few days later, they were droopy and totally unrecognizable.

I've got 5 solutions that will keep this from happening to you!!  The reason that this happens is that bacteria gets in and starts to rot them...and they just plain dry out.


#1 - Cooking Spray!

This is by far the easiest to apply!  Just spray on the carved edges.  It "seals" the moisture in and prevents it from drying out.



#2 - Vaseline

Spread on all of the carved edges.  Use your fingers and/or a pastry brush.  If you have tiny carvings, you can also use a toothpick or Q-tip.

#3 - Vegetable or Canola Oil

Spread on all of the carved edges.  Use your fingers and/or a pastry brush.  If you have tiny carvings, you can also use a toothpick or Q-tip.

#4 - Shortening

Melt a bit and spread on all of the carved edges.  Use your fingers and/or a pastry brush.  If you have tiny carvings, you can also use a toothpick or Q-tip.

#5 - Bleach Water

Spray diluted bleach water inside the pumpkin to kill any bacteria {Plus do one of the above!}




4 comments:

  1. Well, I had never thought about doing this before..... I am so glad you did this post.... My kids and I will be thinking of you as we carve our pumpkins next week!
    Thanks so much for the tips!

    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  2. Great ideas. Wish I had known these when I had little ones at home.

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  3. Thanks for the tips! I will give it a try!!!

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  4. Great tips, I'll be trying some this year! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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