“Let’s go on a strawberry raid!” This watermelon cake got a very warm welcome – in fact I was overwhelmed by the excited ‘wow’s, proclaimed LOVE of watermelon and ‘oooooooo’s when I cut it open and the hidden fruit cascaded out of the centre. If you’re looking for a baby friendly cake, I can’t recommend making a watermelon cake enough. It was super easy to throw together and clearly a huge hit with the kids (ages ranging between 2 and 8 years). All the fun of a regular birthday cake, without the sugar-induced madness afterwards!
All you need:
- 1 extra-large watermelon
- Selection of fruit (melon, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, strawberries etc.)
- Vegetable shape cutters
- Bamboo skewers
All you do:
- Make a selection of shaped fruits using the vegetable cutters
- Make 2 ‘cake’ layers from the watermelon. Hollow out the base layer and fill it with mixed fruits
- Top with the 2nd ‘cake’ layer and decorate as you fancy with the shaped fruits!