How To Carve A Watermelon Baby Carriage

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How To Carve A Watermelon Baby Carriage. Almost any shape watermelon will work for this project. It makes a spectacular centerpiece for a baby shower.
Chef Harvey Rosen, author of the most comprehensive series of garnishing books ever compiled, created this spectacular fruit salad filled watermelon centerpiece for the National Watermelon Promotion Board (who shared the instructions with us). Almost any shape watermelon will work for this project. It makes a spectacular centerpiece for a baby shower.
watermelon
sharp pointed utensil
sharp knife
large spoon
toothpicks
orange slices
strawberries
kiwis

melon baller and V shaped cutting tool, optional*


Serves: A Lot!.

baby carriage pattern, watermelon carving 1. Cut a thin slice from the bottom to provide a stable base.

2. Draw the outlines for the carriage as shown in the pattern image.

3. Use a sharp knife to cut out the section to be used for the handle. Cut all the way through the rind.

4. Use a decorating tool or knife to cut the fancy edges of the carriage.

5. Remove the top section of rind.

6. Hollow the carriage and attach the handle with toothpicks.

7. Attach wheels made from orange slices and hubcaps made from strawberries and kiwis.

8. Fill the carriage with approx. 4 cups of fruit salad.

Tip from our Readers:

Carole, a Fabulous Foodie from Milford, Connecticut sent in the following tip:

watermelon and picnic recipes"I just read your instructions for making a watermelon basket filled with fruit. I've made watermelon baskets and one of the problems I've encountered is liquid from the fruits collecting in the bottom of the "basket" which makes the fruit soggy. I corrected this problem with the last basket I made by putting "drainage" holes in the bottom of the watermelon after hollowing it out and before filling with the fruit. I then put the basket in a large oval roasting pan filled with ice cubes (to keep the fruit cold), and the water from the fruit drained into the pan along with the melting ice. This kept the fruit in the basket from getting soggy. Thought you might be able to use this idea.

Melon Baller and V-Shaped Cutting Tool

These optional tools can help easily give your watermelon carvings a professional, polished look. Also great for other garnishing jobs too.

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