We’re pretty much a whole-foods family and we really don’t eat a lot of sweets. And, since my husband’s folks are diabetic we try to keep holidays and birthday celebrations low-key and half-way healthy. My first watermelon cake was for my mother in-law’s birthday. My then 5 year old helped me arrange the fruit and we had a blast. It was small and it turned out really cute.
My next try was this giant sheet-cake style for one of my husband’s co-workers. Had it not been so late in the season and the watermelon completely cracked and full of airpockets inside, it would have turned out a lot prettier, but we made do and everyone loved it!
A couple of tips:
- Use seedless watermelon.
- Cut off the ends of the melon first. Stand the melon on end and slice the rinds of all the way around so you’re left with the core that you can then trim to whatever shape you want.
- Use toothpicks to stick-on small fruit.
- Build the whole thing on a platter or tray with sides as the melon’s juices will seep out.
My full instructions are posted at UntrainedHousewife.com – How to Make a Watermelon Cake