Last weekend I tried my hand on watermelon carving,we had a BBQ party with friends on Friday evening,I made a melon dessert and served it in a basket made with watermelon,saw in recipe in food network that is prepared by Giada De Laurentiis I love her recipes and the way how she makes the dishes easy.She used some rum which gives a nutty flavor to the dish,I didn't have it so I used Vanilla extract instead and it turned out well.
Watermelon:1 medium SizeHoney Dew Melon:1 medium SizeSugar Syrup(1/2 cup of sugar dissolved in 1/4 cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil)
Lemon Juice:Extracted from 1 medium sized Lemon
Mint:1 spn(finely chopped)Vanilla Extract:1/2 spn
1.Using a melon scooper carefully scoop the balls from water melon and honey dew melon.
2.Take these melon balls into a bowl,add sugar syrup,vanilla extract,lemon juice and mint toss them well so that they are well coated with all the ingredients and then serve them in the watermelon shell.The extra flavor of vanilla,lemon juice and mint adds extra flavor to the melon.I'm sure you will like the taste also.I also made a baby stroller with watermelon and used different fruits to fill the stroller.I saw the video from Youtube and tried to make the same ans was successful.I made this for a baby shower party of my friend who are going to have a baby boy,along with this watermelon stroller I made a 3 tier diaper cake and decorated it with small baby stuff which the parents can use once the baby is arrived.
Cute little Gifts for Baby Shower.Good Luck to the parents :)