Now this cake serves two purposes, it's a cake my son loves, but it also is becomes my fruit platter, once sliced.
Decorating the cake is up to you, there are so many ways to decorate this cake. I have chosen to not stick toothpicks into the berries as I didn't want kids hurting themselves with them. But you can use toothpicks, if you like to make the fruit stick to the sides of the watermelon.
The amount of watermelon you will need, depends on the size of the watermelon you can find. Here I used two round watermelons to get the cake size that I wanted. You may not need all the berries to garnish, but just serve extra berries in a bowl on the side, for your guests, or if you're in my house, my kids eat any leftover berries.
If you don't have fridge space for a tall cake, just keep the layers refrigerated separately, and assemble just before serving. It's easy to do.
This is an easy option for a birthday cake for a person that loves fruit over cake.
1-2 large whole seedless watermelon, I used 2
1 punnet raspberries
1 punnet blueberries
1 punnet blackberries
1 punnet strawberries
mint leaves, to garnish
For the bottom layer: Place the largest, roundest watermelon on a board. You will need an 8-10cm sized disc, so mark the spots you want to cut through, and cut out your disc from the thickest section. Using a sharp knife, remove the rind to the point where the flesh turns an even red. Even out the round shape of the watermelon and place it on a serving platter.
For the middle and top layers: From my second watermelon, I cut out my next two layers. Again mark the size of the discs, same thickness as the first layer, and cut out your next two layers.
Your second layer, should be about 1/3 smaller than the bottom layer. Remove rind as you did with the bottom layer and even out the shape. Place the middle layer on your bottom layer
The top layer, 1/3 smaller than the middle layer. Remove rind as you did with the bottom layer and even out the shape. Place the top layer on your middle layer.
Decorate the three layers with fresh berries and mint leaves.
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