Jul 21, 2008

Watermelon Carriage Fruit Basket

My sons first birthday is this Wednesday and for his party I have decided to make finger foods and a wide variety at that. What better finger food is there then fruit? This carriage fruit basket just fit me perfect when I came across it. Nothing shows the cross over from baby to toddler more then a baby carriage.

1. Almost any shape watermelon will work for this project. Cut a thin slice from the
bottom to provide a stable base.

2. Draw the outlines for the carriage as best you can to mirror the image. Use a sharp knife to cut out the section to be used for the handle. Cut all the way through the rind.

3. Use a decorating tool or knife to cut the fancy edges of the carriage. Remove the top section of rind.

4. Hollow the carriage and attach the handle with toothpicks. Attach wheels made from orange slices and hubcaps made from strawberries and kiwis. Fill the carriage with approx. 4 cups of fruit salad.

Adapted from National Watermelon Promotion Board

2 fabulous comments:

Mommy's Kitchen said...

That is so cute and it turned out beautiful. I hope he had a great birthday.

Noor said...

Thank you so much. This was the main hit at the party I think, lol. Everyone was taking pictures of it and wanted to know how to make it, lol. I am glad it was worth the effort.