One of my very first plate art articles in Family First, back in summer 2011 was a watermelon cake. The idea quickly gained popularity for it's simplicity, healthy and refreshing dessert that can be used for any occasion.
It's so nice to have a cake to serve people who are allergic, dieting or just want to eat healthy.
I decided to update it with these refreshing and eye catching watermelon log cakes. Presented here are four different logs with different fruits. The idea of multiple logs is nice for a party. If you only want to make one, you can make different sections on top of the log and place a different fruit in each part.
Sometimes it’s nice not to feel guilty about eating a slice of cake!
- 1 whole watermelon, oval shaped
- dragon fruit
- rectangle platters
When choosing your watermelon, try to pick one that is oval-shaped.
Using a sharp knife, cut off all sides of the watermelon, trying to keep as much flesh on as possible.
Lay flat and continue to remove the rind with a sharp knife. For best results when removing rind, leave a thin layer of white flesh, and then remove the white layer while rounding out a perfect log.
Decorate each log with one type of fruit or create rows with assorted fruit.
Photography by Hudi Greenberger
This article originally appeared in Family First