This is something I have done for an orange salad (I'll post soon the recipe).
Preparation time: 10 minutes
kumquats (small citrus fruits)
On the longer side, I cut a thin piece of peel.
With a carving tool I create the mouth.
I draw the fin with a pen and with a blade I carve it.
I cut in halves the piece of peel:
- with one part, I create the fishtail.
I carve my kumquat and I put the fishtail.
- with the other piece, I create the dorsal fin.
I carve my kumquat and I put the fin.
With a toothpick I create the eyes and in the hole I put a clove.
I've found this idea on this book: