Kitchen Krafts

Just for fun, make a different kind of cake—one that’s made completely of fruit. It’s cool, delicious, and healthy too!

August Fruit Cake

1 watermelon (a seedless one works best)

1 cantaloupe

2 kiwis

1/2 cup fresh raspberries

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

coconut flakes (optional)

  1. 1.

    Have an adult cut the watermelon into slices, then cut each slice into fourths.

  2. 2.

    Have an adult cut the cantaloupe in half. Use a melon baller or spoon to make melon balls.

  3. 3.

    Have an adult help you peel the kiwis and cut them into slices.

  4. 4.

    Place the watermelon slices on a plate, forming a circle. Add another circle of melon wedges on top. Then add several more layers until your cake is the size you want it to be.

  5. 5.

    Decorate your cake by adding melon balls, kiwi slices, and berries.

  6. 6.

    If you would like, sprinkle coconut on top.

Illustrations by Scott Greer