I've seen carved watermelon a few times on Pinterest, and I've seen them do carving competitions on the food network, but I really thought it was something too difficult for me to actually do. This basket though looked on the easier side, so I tried it. It really turned out much better than I had expected, and wasn't as much work as I thought it would be.
I saw this in a few places, but the best instructions I found and used as a guide was from kcparent.
There aren't really ingredients for this one, just use a large ripe watermelon and whatever other fruit you want to make your fruit salad.
|First cut off the bottom of watermelon so
there is a flat surface so the watermelon
will be able to sit without rolling.
|Score the watermelon around the middle.
Also score it through the top, around the place the handle will be.
|Make deeper cuts through, and take out a
quarter of the watermelon at once.
Once I got through the rind, it was pretty easy to cut.
|Do the same thing on the other side so you have a handle.
|Use a melon baller or some scooper to get out the watermelon.
I had drain out some of the liquid a few times.
|I went back through with a knife to round out the top of the handle.
I just used a knife to cut out triangles to make the jagged pattern.
Cutting the triangles was much easier than cutting the rind at the beginning.
|Cut up whatever other fruit you like to make fruit salad.
This one really was worth the work. It looked pretty impressive, and wasn't as difficult as I thought. I really doubted my ability to carve a watermelon, but it was easier than I thought.