Watermelon Logs

watermelon logs

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!

watermelon log


watermelon log


  • 1 whole watermelon, oval shaped
  • kiwis
  • dragon fruit
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • 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

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