This beautiful fruit arrangement can be used as a birthday cake or as a center piece for a table.
You will need:
1 large watermelon
1 large cantaloupe
1 pint strawberries
1 pint blueberries
Package of Grapes
2 oranges (optional)
2 small dowels
flower cookie cutter
- Find the middle of the watermelon and cut 3 inches on each side for a total of 6 inches. Trim off the rind.
- Find the middle of the cantaloupe and cut 2 inches on each side for a total of 4 inches. Trim off the outside.
- Cut 1 inch off the top and bottom of the watermelon to create the top layer. It should be 2 inches by around 2 inches depending on the size of watermelon. Stack both pieces with toothpicks to hold together.
- Level each layer so they are flat on the top and bottom.
For the Pineapple flowers:
- Trim the pineapple and cut into 1/2– 1 inch slices.
- Using a cookie cutter make your flower. You may need to trim with a knife to make a clean cut.
Trim and cut remaining fruit into bite size pieces.
- On your cake stand stack the cantaloupe on top of the watermelon. Push dowels that have been soaked for 30 minutes in water through both layers to hold in place.
- Place the top layer of watermelon on top. Toothpicks will help to secure this layer.
- Push toothpicks into grapes and into the top of the bottom layer of watermelon.
- Break toothpicks in half and use them to secure the blueberries into the top of the cantaloupe.
- For flowers, push the tooth pick almost all the way through pineapple and stick into watermelon. Leave a little toothpick showing for the kiwi and then the blueberries.
- Slice a small slit in the top of the strawberry and insert a small candle. Using a toothpick add to the top of the cake.
- For the cantaloupe, we decorated using kiwi and blueberries and then added a few skewers of fruit to the top.
- To serve, add a plate under the cake stand and add the remaining cut fruit.
Enjoy this amazing fruit "cake". Don't forget to light the candles!