Tkaraoke wrote:What kind of tape do you guys use to tape down the transfer paper and patten to the pumpkin?
I'm probably one of the few people who does use transfer paper. With the quantity we carve we need a way for the pattern to stay on throughout the mucking process.
What we do is use push pins to hold everything down. Just push them into an area that will be removed when you carve and you won't have any extra little holes.
It took me a few tries to get used to the transfer paper but I like it now. After I trace the pattern I go over it lightly with a Sharpie pen. That way the pattern stays intact and is easy to see.
We usually carve on average 100 pumpkins for Halloween night. We have to get the patterns on before we muck the pumpkins as we only have a short window from the time the first cut is made in a pumpkin until it begins to rot. This year the weather looks to be cool (high ~65 F) so hopefully we'll have a slightly larger window.
I've just finished my coffee, time to go get started.