Pumpkin Carving Kit Review

Good Cook Pumpkin Carving Kit Review & Giveaway!

Zombie Pumpkin
It’s been years since I sat down and carved pumpkins. But as Goonie gets older we try to make sure he gets those same experiences we did as a kid. Last week I got a surprise package in the mail – a Sweet Works Pumpkin Carving Kit from Good Cook. You know what that meant, we just had to carve pumpkins!

Good Cook Pumpkin Carving Kit

The Sweet Works Pumpkin Carving Kit comes with everything you need to to carve your pumpkins this year. It comes with two sizes of pumpkin carving tools, a drill, a punch wheel and 10 stencils. The only thing you need to provide is a pumpkin and maybe some newspaper to carve on!

The 10 stencils have everything from a bat, to a mummy, an owl, a skull and more. But if you want more options Good Cook offers more stencils online. Each stencil is rated on a scale of hardness. So you can select easy (one bat) or hard (four bats). You can find anything from scary faces, to animals, or even cute templates.

Of course – you can always just do your design like the Zombie my sister did in the gray pumpkin!

The pumpkin carving kit has everything you need to carve the pumpkins, and they work great! My favorite tool was the scoop that has the serrated side to help you clean out the pumpkin, it is so much easier than the old kitchen spoon I’ve used in the past.

Good Cook Pumpkin Kit

How do you do you use the Sweet Works Pumpkin Carving Kit?

  1. Choose the template or design you want to make. Tape it to your pumpkin as smoothly as possible. Remember your pumpkin is round so it may not lay 100% smooth.
  2. Use your drill and push it around the outline of your design every 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Remove your template design. Trace the line again with your punch wheel to make your lines more complete.
  3. Take the larger pumpkin saw and cut a circle out of the top of your pumpkin around the stem. Repeat going around the same circle until you can easily remove the lid with the stem. Take your pumpkin knife and cut off the any guts and seeds attached.
  4. With the scoop (or your hands) remove all of the seeds and guts. After you have the majority of the guts removed turn the scooper around and use the serrated edge to clean up the inside of the pumpkin. Make sure you get the guts and seeds out!
  5. With your pumpkin saw follow the lines you created earlier and cut out your design. Remove all of the pieces required to make your design.
  6. Place on your porch, add a candle and light to enjoy your new creation!
Creepy Mini Pumpkins

Now how about those mini pumpkins? Want some creepy mini pumpkins in your house?

What you need:

  • One bag of mini pumpkins
  • Sewing Pins
  • Glow in the dark vampire teeth


  1. Using a carving knife from your kit, cut a 2 inch line about 1 inch from the top of your mini pumpkin.
  2. Cut the bottom line another inch down about 1 1/2 inches long. Connect the two sides and remove the piece.
  3. Using your guts scooper remove some of the additional seeds from inside.
  4. Insert your glow in the dark teeth. They may need shoved in a little bit so they stay in.
  5. Insert two matching pins near the top for the eyes. Change the eye colors for creepier versions on each one!

Check out all of our carving fun from our party!

Good Cook is giving away 4 of their Sweet Works Pumpkin Carving Kits. Read how you can enter below. Prizes will be awarded 8-10 weeks after the end of the giveaway.

Need a kit now? Order one from Good Cook online using code PUMPKIN25 to save 25% on any Sweet Works Halloween Product!  

How can you win?

Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post telling me what you would carve if you won!! If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form linked below!

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45 thoughts on “Good Cook Pumpkin Carving Kit Review & Giveaway!

  1. I’m honestly not sure. I’m not the best pumpkin carver in the world (hell I’m not even that good, honestly) but it looks like this set would make it A LOT easier and make it look like I’m better at it than I actually am. How can you go wrong with that? lol Thanks for the chance to win and y’all sure look like y’all had a lot of fun with those pumpkins. They look great!

  2. I would crave whatever design that my sons come up with. Each year we draw various designs and then start carving away. This certainly would make the carving process easier.

  3. Last year my kids carved a cat face. Didn’t look much like a cat. Lol. This year, they will probably carve it again but this time I’ll help them.

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