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Eiffel Tower

  • Long oblong or oval seedless or seeded watermelon
  • Template
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Cutting Board
  • Kitchen knife and paring knife
  • Channel Knife
  • Scotch Tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Scoop
  • Melon baller
  • Eiffel Tower or French Poodle Cookie Cutters
  1. Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
  2. On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from the stem end, this will provide a sturdy base.
  3. Stand the watermelon upright on the base. Use the template to draw the Eiffel Tower with the dry erase marker. Use the Scotch Tape to draw and cut straighter lines.
  4. 1/3 the way from the bottom of the watermelon, draw a straight line around the circumference of the watermelon, being careful not to go through the Eiffel Tower outline, this will create your serving bowl for the fruit salad.
  5. Use the kitchen knife to cut sections away from the around the Eiffel Tower and carefully pull the sections away your outline, leaving just the Eiffel Tower and the bowl for the fruit salad attached. Scoop out the base to form a bowl. Reserve the sections as they are removed.
  6. From the pieces of the watermelon that were cut away from the carving use cookie cutters to make Eiffel Tower and poodle shapes to decorate with and use the remaining watermelon to make watermelon balls for the fruit salad and to decorate with.
  7. Use the channel knife to add details and X’s to the Eiffel Tower. Use pieces of the white rind attached with toothpicks to add decorative trim.
  8. Fill the bowl with watermelon fruit salad.
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