Last summer, I received an email from Videll Kees about her “surprise watermelon cake” and thought this would be the perfect time to share the photos of her creative dessert.
There’s more to this watermelon cake than meets the eye.
This fun, healthy treat is perfect for summer gatherings and is an interesting twist on traditional watermelon cakes. From the outside, this looks like a solid watermelon cake similar to those that I teach in my video lessons, Watermelon Cakes #1 and #2. Videll not only added her own twist on the cake carving design, she added a surprise inside.
Here is what Videll did that turned here watermelon cake into a surprise watermelon cake.
I cut out the center of the watermelon and placed a cantaloupe (cut to the same size of the cut out) and filled it with my family’s favorite fruit dip in the center of the melon. When you cut into the melon you will have a slice of watermelon and cantaloupe with a little fruit dip.” –Videll
If you’d like to try something a little different, Videll also recommended replacing the cantaloupe with pineapple or yellow watermelon.
Here are a couple photos that show the process of making these unique treat.
First, hollow out your the center of your carved watermelon cake.
Then, fill the hole with cantaloupe that you cut to fit the hole.
Add a fruit dip to the center of the cantaloupe and you have a refreshing summer treat!
Special thanks to Videll for sharing this wonderful idea.
To make the lemon peel roses that grace the top of Videll’s watermelon cake, see my free Citrus Peel Video Roses lesson by clicking here.
The flower in the center of the top of the cake is made from cantaloupe using the same techniques taught in my lesson Watermelon Flower that is included in the Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 Course for Beginners. You will find step by step instructions for making 3 beautiful watermelon cakes in my video lessons, Watermelon Cakes #1 and #2. Have fun making your own great watermelon cakes.