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TOPS 10 Steps to Make a Cake That's One in a Melon!

After grilling out, what’s for dessert? We’ve got you covered. Cool down this summer with a sweet treat that’s fun to make: a watermelon cake!

  1. Wash and prepare all the fruit you want to stack on to the cake, like blueberries, kiwi, strawberries or cherries.
  2. Using a long, serrated knife, carefully cut off each end of the watermelon, so that it sits flat.
  3. Place one of the flat ends on a cutting board and carefully trim off the rind, following the natural curve of the watermelon.
  4. Continue trimming until the exposed watermelon is as smooth as possible.
  5. Once the watermelon looks the way you want it to, place it on a sturdy serving platter.
  6. Starting from the bottom, decorate the watermelon with the other fruits. Use toothpicks to keep them firmly in place. You can use cookie cutters to make fun shapes out of the fruit, too!
  7. Before decorating the top of the cake, use a large spoon (or ice cream scoop) to dig out the top surface of the watermelon to serve as a “fruit bowl.”
  8. Fill up the top however you’d like, and then decorate any remaining space with other fruit creations, like stacked grapes (held together by toothpicks).
  9. Refrigerate the cake until you’re ready to serve. Just slice and serve as you would a normal cake.
  10. Enjoy!

Adapted, with gustatory delight, from

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