Monday, 21 March 2016


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It was Georges's fourth birthday recently, so I invited a few friends and family around for a birthday tea.  Top of my list of things to make was a shark melon as George loves sharks (and ranks sharknado as one of the best films ever!).  Anyway, I had a go and was impressed with myself by the results.


1 watermelon
1 medium bunch of black grapes
1 mango
1 pineapple
4 kiwis


Hold your melon up vertically and tilt it slightly to give a shark like profile. Use a sharp knife to slice the bottom of your melon, cutting at a slight angle to preserve the above profile.

Make two long cuts for the mouth, and remove this section and set aside for use as the fin later. Carefully slice a 1.5 cm lip around the mouth and remove the green layer of skin to expose the white gums.Using a knife cut zig zag teeth shapes all along the gums.

Use a melon baller or spoon to remove the melon from inside the shark.  Remove all the flesh, including the melon at the bottom of the shark.  Set aside the melon, minus the seeds.

Using the melon slice from making the mouth, cut it in half into a triangle to make a dorsal fin.  Slightly curve the side that sits on the melon and fix with two half cocktail sticks.  Cut a grape in half and fix each eye with half a cocktail stick too.

Cut the mango, kiwi, pineapple and grapes and place in the shark along with some of the scooped out melon.   

Enjoy! Made me smile anyway.

Shark melon
How to grow melons in pots

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