|1 bunch||grapes — red|
Cut watermelon into 3 segments (2 ends and centre slices).
Cut off the peel but keep the slices intact.
Carve the one end slice into a small top tier, the 2nd end slice into the 2nd medium-sized tier and the centre slice into the bottom tier.
Make sure to try and keep each tier a similar thickness (height) but ensuring that the diameter of each one is proportionately bigger than the next to create a tiered formation.
Choose your serving plate of choice. Preferably a non slip surface.
Place one tier on top of the other and reinforce using 4 skewers through the top to the bottom.
Alternatively, once you’ve positioned the bottom tier, pierce 3 skewers through the top into the centre and place the middle (2nd) tier over the skewers to keep in place.
Thereafter place the top tier over and secure with another skewer from the top in through the centre and into the 2nd tier.
Once you are happy that the tiers are well secured, arrange other fruits and attach to the watermelon using toothpicks.
Place the fruits in the design you’d prefer and secure the positions by piercing the toothpicks through the fruits and into the flesh of the watermelon as you would a pin.
Make sure that the toothpicks are not visible.
Some fruits won’t need to be secured at all. Only use toothpicks when needed.
Decorate with mint leaves and refrigerate until you need to serve.
Recipe by @aniseeds follow her on Instagram for more recipes.