Watermelon Smile

Jun 20 2012 in Watermelon by fruitcarving

Watermelon Smile

Watermelon Smile

This watermelon smile carving will cheer up any kind of dinner party or gathering. It is easy to make and is a fun alternative to a fruit bowl.

Materials

1 watermelon – round
Sharp pencil or erasable marker
Large Kitchen knife
Melon baller
Paring knife
Flower theme cookie cutters
Toothpicks

Watermelon Smile

Watermelon Smile

Instructions

  1.     Take your watermelon and cut off 1/4″ inch to make a flat and stable base.
  2.     Use your pencil or marker to draw a line around the top of the watermelon to determine how much you will cut off.
  3.     Remove this top portion and save the rind to create the decorative flowers. Hollow out the watermelon using the melon baller and use in the fruit salad.
  4.     Mark in the eyes and mouth, using the image above as a guide. Then use a paring knife to cut them out. From the rind you removed previously from the top, cut thin slices and then use a cookie cutter to create flower shapes.
  5.     Secure the flowers to the top of the watermelon using toothpicks and add melon balls for the centers of the flowers.
  6.     Finally fill the carving with fruit salad, we recommend a mixture of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon balls.