Rainbows make me happy 🌈 , and I am pretty sure we are all craving a little “happy” during these tough times. So, I hope to light up your day with my “Rainbow Fruit Cake” that is literally spewing tons of bright colorful happiness in all directions. Talk about “eye candy” 🤭. From top to bottom when you see one in person, you’ll feel like a rainbow just sat down right beside you.
What can be better than eating a glowing rainbow? Well, I’ve never actually given any thought to eating a rainbow 😆, but after I created this “Rainbow Fruit Cake” I pretty much did just that, and it was absolutely delicious. Just look how the sunshine floats right through the rainbow cake and makes it glow when I had it out on our deck…
It’s so beautiful, I honestly had a hard time taking it down to eat it. I just wanted to display it on our island all summer long. Obviously, that wasn’t an option, but you can bet your bottom layer of watermelon that I was sure to take a million photos of this gorgeous mountain of colors. Even the kids were “oooing” and “ahhhhing” every time they walked by.
Is Making a Rainbow Fruit Cake Difficult?
So, you may be wondering…was this Rainbow Fruit Cake difficult to assemble? Well, to be honest, yes and no.
I say, “Yes, it was difficult” because cutting melons (and scooping out the seeds) isn’t exactly a piece of cake 😎.
It takes strength, and a large area to work so you can “shape” your melons, and whip the peels all over the place while you work.
I say, “No, it wasn’t difficult” because if you make a mistake, it really doesn’t matter. I truly enjoyed every second of the process, and just went with the flow. Hey, you may remember last year when I made the “Watermelon Cake“. I give a more specific tutorial in that post if you need it. The only difference is that this one is rounded, and I didn’t use any tooth picks to hold anything together.
Quick Rainbow Fruit Cake Tutorial
The best advice I can give someone that is making a cake out of melon is to use a serrated knife for the main large parts, and the thin fruit slices, and a flat steak knife for the more detailed shaping.
Start with the largest melon you have, which ironically is usually the watermelon which is red and perfect to begin your “rainbow”. You can see below that I trimmed the entire watermelon first, and then cut the desired shape. There was a ton of left over melon, so be sure to do this when you have lots of melon lovers in the house. All the leftovers store nicely in the refrigerator for a couple days with a sealed container.
Slowly work your way up the Rainbow Fruit Cake adding a seeded cantaloupe circle next, and shaping it so it fits right on top almost like a volcano. Feel free to start adding your fruit decorations at that point because that is definitely the fun part. Use your imagination with this.
Here’s how my cake went in order:
WATERMELON/CANTALOUPE /HONEY DEW/PINEAPPLE/KIWI
After your “Watermelon Fruit Cake” is assembled, you can decorate it any way your heart desires. I used fruits that complimented the color of the main core.
WATERMELON —-> STRAWBERRIES, CANTALOUPE —-> ORANGES & NECTARINES, PINEAPPLE —-> LEMONS, HONEY DEW —-> KIWI
I also used black seedless grapes, frozen cranberries I had in freezer from Thanksgiving. So, basically use what you have. I actually realized last minute that I forgot to use the blueberries I bought, so they never made the photos.
Slicing the “Rainbow Fruit Cake”
I almost forgot to mention how to eat the “Rainbow Fruit Cake”. Well, I wish I had an exciting story, or idea to give you here, but all I did was start picking at it. Once you get some of those toppings eaten, use a cake knife just like you would a cake, and slice it up so folks can pick what parts they want to eat first. Having toothpicks available is always a good thing to keep hands off of the cake. Of course whipped topping is never a bad thing to have available either.
I hope this rainbow brightened your day, like it did mine! If you create a fruit cake of your own, please share it with me and I will share it in my Redheadcandecorate.com private Home Decorating & Cooking Facebook Group!Posted by