Sunday, September 8, 2013

Watermelon "cake" Or What a Mean Trick!

I saw this amazing looking "cake" while roaming Pinterest and had to try it.
The pin lead to this site

My youngest daughter and I really wanted to try this.   And weren't we lucky?  We were having visitors in the very near future  What an awesomely amazing dessert to have after lunch!!

We didn't follow the ingredient list or directions on the website.  We just did our own thing, using the basic idea.

We had lost our internet for a couple of days, conveniently when I needed to shop for this, so I did it out of memory.  A watermelon, some decorative fruit, and whipped cream.  I had forgotten all about the almonds, but, even if I had remembered them I would have skipped them this time because toddlers were coming and I don't think toddlers typically like almonds.

So, while I was cutting the rind off the watermelon, and slicing our "cakes" into wedges (we opted to make two shorter cakes as opposed to one really tall, awkward one)  my daughter was busy preparing the whipped cream.  Then I sliced fruit while she decorated.

Slicing up the melon into wedges ahead of time makes it so easy to serve too!  I am so glad I remembered that step.

I think we make a great team!  Here is our version.  Not quite as pretty as the original, but we were happy with it.  It looks like a regular cake, I was a tiny bit worried that the kids would be disappointed to discover it was fruit.  Turns out, it wasn't a child who was disappointed.  Oops!

Will we do this again?  Definitely!
Thanks for looking!
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  1. Love this idea,thanks.

  2. Looks refreshingly sweet! Good idea for the summer season :)


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