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27 Jun Watermelon Desserts and a Contest!

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Nothing says summer like watermelon. We’ve got some fun, plant-strong desserts that will be sure to please your taste buds, and impress people at those summer parties!

Watermelon Cake:

This is pretty simple. First cut your watermelon. The best way to do this, is to cut off the top and bottom, like this:

Next, cut the watermelon in half. The best way to do this is across the center, so that you end up with a round cake looking watermelon in the end.

Cut away the rind.

And then decorate!


You can also do something like this:

or this:

The possibilities are endless! So much so, that we decided to have a little contest. Make a watermelon cake between now and July 5th, take a photo and upload it to our facebook page.  The winner will get their pick of one of our Engine 2 shirts! We will pick a winner on July 6th.

You can also make watermelon pops!

Just slice up a watermelon, use a cookie cutter to make shapes. Stick a popsicle in your watermelon shape. Then put in the freezer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, cover it with aluminum foil or some other kind of freezer friendly wrap. Wait an hour and you get this:

We will leave you with those fun ideas so that you can go and start making your watermelon cakes! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Natala Constantine
  • wendy (healthy girls kitchen)
    Posted at 07:25h, 27 June

    What a totally fun idea! I’ll bet my kids would love to make their own.

  • Lynnette
    Posted at 11:51h, 27 June

    What fun, I love these ideas.

  • Roxanne
    Posted at 12:40h, 27 June

    Watermelons are not cheap ($5.99 for a small) and we are just two in the house… would be a waste to make one of these “cakes” just to have it go bad. But, the wheels in my brain are turning round and round and I have a great idea, I love it so much I have to do it! I guess I will just have to eat watermelon cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner until it’s all gone!

    • Megan
      Posted at 13:11h, 28 June

      If other melons are in season for you, and more affordable, try that.

      • Roxanne
        Posted at 08:06h, 01 July

        This morning I went to the store and guess what? They’re on sale for $2.99 for the small ones! Yeah! dI am doing my “cake” today!

  • Tiffanie
    Posted at 15:38h, 27 June

    Thanks 🙂 My daughters birthday is fast approaching and I was trying to figure out what to do for a “cake.” Brilliant!

  • Barbara
    Posted at 19:06h, 27 June

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Belle
    Posted at 21:38h, 27 June

    Wow!!! I have such a profound appreciation for those among us who are this creative! I can’t imagine the feeling you must have when you create such a work of art (and health)! This is fantastic stuff. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  • Deidre
    Posted at 21:52h, 27 June

    When we were kids back in the 60s, my sister had a watermelon for her 7tth birthday. It tasted wonderful but it certainly didn’t look as good as these. It was just cut in half and topped with candles. Even in its simplicity it was memorable after all these years. Thanks for a cool memory.

  • Kirsten Walker
    Posted at 06:06h, 28 June

    I love this…especially the watermelon pops…this grandma will definitely be making these for her granddaughter!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Christy
    Posted at 13:22h, 06 July

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!! My daughters LOVED making our healthy cake!


  • Jane Pray
    Posted at 18:38h, 06 July

    I’m so excited about this! My birthday is Sunday and I told my family no need to make a cake but that was before I read this great idea! I’m totally going to make one tomorrow! Thanks so much!

  • Lori Willilamson
    Posted at 09:50h, 10 July

    Hi! This is Lori. You mentioned my name as the winner in the watermelon cake contest. I am so excited. How do I claim the prize?

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