Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It's a Shark-Er-Melon!
I've been debating posting this since I did it, mostly because another blogger posted it first. Apparently we both made this Memorial Day weekend! (that's how long I've been debating, lol!). I ended up posting my watermelon cake first. But I went through the trouble of photographing the steps, so I'm going to go ahead and post.
Start with a long, oval shaped watermelon. Wash it and dry it. And then lop off one end, at an angle.
Then cut away an open mouth shape. I went over this first with a little paring knife, then did the actual cutting with a bigger, sharper knife. Make sure you save the good fruit from this and the chunk you cut off first.
Using a scoop or a spoon, carefully scrape out the inside of the melon. Keep this fruit too!
This was probably the trickiest part for me. You need to remove the dark green flesh from about 1 inch or so, all the way around the mouth. I used the paring knife at first, then tried a veggie peeler. The peeler was much easier!
You can see mine isn't quite perfect! But that's ok.
Next, using a sharp knife, begin cutting the teeth. Mine aren't very uniform, but I still think they turned out pretty good.
Using some of the previously cut away rind, cut the shape of a fin. Then, using toothpicks, insert the fin into the back of the shark.
Cut your previously set aside fruit into cubes, and fill the sharks mouth.
For the eye, I used a melon baller to dig out a circle, then I filled it with a brown peanut M&M. Be careful with this part, you don't want to crack your shark!
And there you have it! It was fairly easy - easier than I thought it would be!
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