Watermelon CarvingsCarvings

Easter Egg

  • 1 medium to large oval seedless watermelon
  • Kitchen knife and paring knife
  • Cutting board
  • Green dry erase marker
  • Melon baller
  • Channel knife
  • Oval ice cream scoop (optional)
  • Large Bowl and spoon or scoop
  • Edible shimmer powder/ disco dust to add a decorative accent (optional, can be purchased at a cake decorating or craft store)
  1. Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
  2. On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut 1/4-1/2 “ from the largest end, this will provide a sturdy base.
  3. Stand the watermelon up right on the base.
  4. With a dry erase marker draw a vertical line from the top center to about 1/3 the way from the bottom.
  5. After step 4, make a horizontal line to create a section from the back of the watermelon to create a bowl for cut fruit.
  6. The front part of the carving will create your egg shape and the back the fruit bowl.Use a knife to carefully cut away your outline that will be your fruit bowl, leaving just the egg shape and fruit bowl attached.
  7. Use the dry erase marker to create a decorative pattern on the front of the egg shape.
  8. Use a channel knife and melon baller to carve away and create your pattern of choice. If using a melon baller, you can turn the melon balls over in the same hole to create a 3 dimensional pattern.
  9. Hollow out the watermelon serving bowl portion with a spoon or oval ice cream scoop to create a larger egg shaped watermelon. Reserve the watermelon pieces to make diced watermelon or balls to fill the fruit bowl.
  10. For added sparkle or detail, brush edible shimmer powder or disco dust on the pattern.
  11. Fill the bowl with watermelon and cut fruit and place on a serving platter and decorate with any egg shaped melon pieces.
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