How to Cut Melon for an Edible Fruit Arrangement

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How to Cut Melon for an Edible Fruit Arrangement
Choose a variety of melons for your next edible fruit arrangement. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

If you have ever examined an edible fruit arrangement, then you know how carefully each piece has been crafted before placing it in the arrangement. Cutting fruit for the arrangement can be difficult and takes practice. Melon is an ideal fruit for beginners to use because of its firmness, making it easy to slice and scoop into balls. Watermelon and cantaloupe are two melons that are frequently used in an edible fruit arrangement because their bright colours add a festive touch.

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Things you need

  • Cantaloupe
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spoon
  • Melon scoop
  • Bowl
  • Wooden skewers
  • Watermelon
  • Cookie cutters in flower shapes

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    Cutting Cantaloupe

  1. 1

    Cut the cantaloupe in half lengthwise.

  2. 2

    Remove the seeds and discard.

  3. 3

    Scoop out melon balls from the inside of the fruit using a melon scoop and place in bowl.

  4. 4

    Use the melon balls in creations such as fruit flowers, with the balls serving as a flower centres.

  5. 5

    Cut melon in chunks using a knife.

  6. 6

    Place the chunks of melon onto a skewer along with other fruit that has been cubed as well.

  7. 7

    Place these skewers between the flowers in your arrangement.

    Making Watermelon Flowers

  1. 1

    Cut a watermelon in half lengthwise.

  2. 2

    Cut the watermelon into 1-inch thick slices and lay flat on the counter.

  3. 3

    Place a flower-shaped cookie cutter over top of the watermelon and firmly press the cookie cutter down evenly over the watermelon to create a flower.

  4. 4

    Remove any seeds from the watermelon flower.

  5. 5

    Place the watermelon flower onto a skewer with other fruit or by itself.

  6. 6

    Use a melon ball as the centre of the flower.

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