Most birthday cakes aren’t known to be nutritionally sound. While it’s true that it can be enjoyable to indulge in a rich and decadent piece of cake, it may not necessarily be the best “present” we could give to ourselves. If you’re making a celebratory dessert for a friend, they may appreciate this Fruit Cake more than they would a typical birthday cake--it certainly wins in presentation! And they’ll be able to tell on instant how much love went into it.
With a cake like this, a lot has to do with personal fruit preference and creative license. If you are making this for someone, they’ll notice if you make sure to use their favorite fruits. All you need to start with is a watermelon base, and then the rest really is up to you! Just attach the other fruits to the base using toothpicks however you’d like them to be arranged. I decided to make a three tiered fruit cake and then used grapes to line the bottoms of each tier. I also cut up star fruit because I thought the stars add a nice decorative touch to the cake, but pineapples, honeydew, and kiwis are all easily shapable with cookie cutters. On top surrounding the candle I layered some sliced strawberries for a luscious finish. However you decide to decorate, just have fun with it!
Ingredients (Suggested): 1 watermelon 1 kiwi 1/2 honeydew 1 pineapple 1 pint of strawberries 3 bunches red grapes 2 star fruits toothpicks serving platter