Ray Villafane Carves the World’s Heaviest Pumpkins Into Zombies

Last weekend, The New York Botanical Garden brought on master food sculptor Ray Villafane to carve zombies out of two giant pumpkins, one of which was the world’s heaviest pumpkin. He used the “pale flesh Brant and Eleanor Bordsen’s 1,693 pound pumpkin for the zombies” and the world record-holding 1818.5 pound pumpkin from Kelsey and Jim Bryson was used as the base.

Ray’s entire pumpkin carving process at The New York Botanical Garden event was captured in the time-lapse video that can be watched below.

Published by Larry Fire

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  1. I went to the Botanical Garden to see the “Flowers of Japan” exhibit, and was luckily there at the right time to see the pumpkin carving as well! It was amazing to see the sculpture in real life… the smell of the cut pumpkin, the other giant pumpkins and colorful squash, and the pumpkin sculptures in the kid’s section as well!

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