These cakes made of fruit give a whole new meaning to the words fruit cake.
In a recent blog post I showed some watermelon cakes similar to the ideas presented in my video lessons Watermelon Cakes #1 and #2. Now I’ll show you some variations on those ideas. Make sure to read to the end to see some wacky and imaginative fruit cakes.
This first cake made from fruit is about as close to carving fruit as my husband, Frank gets. We wanted to put together a quick cake made of fruit for Franks son’s birthday. My stepson is an Iron Man Triathlete and doesn’t much care for real cake. This was a kind of last minute thing.
Watermelons were not in season so Frank got the largest honeydew and cantaloupe that he could find. I quickly carved the honeydew for the cake topper while Frank cut slices of the melons. Frank did manage to get a mini watermelon and he cut a cylinder of watermelon to stuff in to the center of the “cake’ where the honeydew and cantaloupe slices were hollow. You can’t see it because it’s inside this cake made of fruit. Frank assembled the cake, and added the top. The layers were held together with skewers so that we could transport it in the car without it sliding apart. I added the pineapple rings and honeydew balls around the base.
It wasn’t the most perfectly done of the cakes made of fruit shown on this page, but I thought it turned out pretty and arrived in one piece. Frank’s son was not thrilled with the balloon and silly hats that we brought. He said to Frank, “I’m not 5, Dad.” (He is several decades past that). But he did enjoy eating the cake. When we cut it to serve it was pretty with the three colors of the fruit on the outside and the surprise watermelon core on the inside.
Variations of Cakes Made of Fruit
Here is a carved rose watermelon with leaves around the edges that was made by Aruto Garcia. He added “candles” made of skewered fruit. It’s a fun and clever idea, don’t you think? The kiwi slices might look even more like flame it the tops were carved to a point like a flame. Still, it’s adorable.
And here is another or Arturo Garcia’s watermelon rose cakes. Arturo learned to carve watermelon roses in my video lessons Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves.
In this Happy Birthday watermelon cake that Titi Ayodele made, she added white chocolate covered strawberries that were decorated with a baseball design. It’s a creative way to decorate the strawberries.
Qamar Azam made this easy watermelon cake and topped it with a citrus peel rose garnish.
This watermelon cake design was made by Carl Jones. Decorated with a carved watermelon rose, strawberries and watermelon rinds leaves, it look like it could be a single serving cake made from mini watermelon.
Vicki Littel and Haliman Odejimi took the easy watermelon cake design and added lot of fruit.
Kerri Cormier lined grapes along the tops of her watermelon cake layers and added the letters to the side of the cake rather than the top of the cake. It is an effective way to use large cookie cutter letters.
Wacky and Wild Cakes Made of Fruit
I don’t remember how these next two photos or cakes made of fruit came to me but I believe they were sent to my by Marius Tudorache. I’m not sure if Marius was the artist of just snapped the photo. But, I am including these photos because they show whimsical and imaginative cakes made from fruit. This first photo appears to have been made to celebrate the birthday of a seven year old.
Fruit display that looks like a wacky multi-layered cake. This photo was also sent to me by Marius Tudorache.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these photos. Whether they be pretty or wacky and wild, have fun making your own cakes made of fruit!