Sunday, 12 April 2015

Fresh and Fruity Birthday Cake (vegan & gluten-free)

Fresh & Fruity Birthday Cake (vegan & gluten-free)

Juicy, fruity, fresh, fabulous and just down right awesome! Those are just a few words to describe my celebration birthday cake this year. As much as I love a trad (vegan) birthday cake...I really wanted something different this year and when ML came back to me with the idea of making a fresh fruit creation I was completely on board. We enlisted the help of my sister and her little ones and we all sat around the table cutting out shapes and prepping the fruits. I have to say that we all feasted on the cut-offs and almost spoilt our lunch. So how did we create this visually wonderful cake...

Take 2 medium watermelons and cut off the rind of one and shape into a standard cake layer. Take the second watermelon and once again remove the rind and then cut into a smaller cake layer to sit on top of the larger one. Secure with a wooden skewer. 

Slice a gala melon and the cut offs of the watermelon and cut out various sizes of star shapes with star cookie cutters. Set to one side. Peel and slice 4 kiwis and cut off the bottom edge and stand up along the bottom of the larger layer. Then with the remaining slices use the smallest star shape and cut out some stars. Set to one side. 

Slice some freshly rinsed strawberries into four. Set the outside edge pieces to one side and take the full slices and layer them around the bottom of the top layer of watermelon. Take the outside edges and cut them down a little smaller and then place them in front of the sliced kiwi pieces. 

Take a larger melon star and cover it with a smaller one and using them with a blueberry and stick them into the side of the top layer above the strawberries. 

Take a kiwi star and a blueberry and stick them into the side of the bottom layer above the sliced kiwi and strawberry. 

Using several longer wooden skewers start with a blueberry followed by the melon stars and more blueberries and place them into the top of the cake. And that is all there is to it...


Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon after I have finished celebrating getting another year older and wiser..sure, sure keep laughing. 


NB: This is ML's creation and we are happy to share it with everyone...I would love to see and hear about your future know you want to make one too! ~R~