You will need
- Large watermelon
- Various fruits
- Platter for serving
Slice the watermelon across the top using a serrated knife and carefully remove the thick skin. This is really quite challenging so be very careful. Once you have removed the skin you can start shaping the watermelon into whatever shape you decide. I initially wanted it to be a typical cake shape, however, the size and shape of the watermelon I had didn’t really allow for it. Didn’t matter though.
I’ll be honest, removing the skin was quite challenging so it’s best done by an adult and not children. I’d leave the decorative final touches to the children.
Here I am decorating the top of the shaped watermelon with a variety of delicious fruits just prior to it being served. You could add cream, passionfruit or similar to the top but I chose to keep it simple.
The candles were also added once all the fruit was in place.
We made a watermelon cake today for my son’s third birthday – thanks for the idea 🙂 So easy and the kids loved it! My son was so attached to – he said “That was the BEST cake EVER!” hehe
Oh my goodness Chelsea, you have absolutely made my day! Thanks so much for giving it a go and I’m so happy your son loved it SO much. Be sure to send me a photo! x