1st Birthday Cake

Gluten free │ Dairy free │ Vegetarian/Vegan │ Nut free │ Paleo

1st Birthday Cake

1st Birthday Cake

Serves: 10 ⎸Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 whole watermelons
  • 2-3 bananas


  1. You will need two circle objects to use as a guide for cutting the watermelon layers; a larger size and a smaller size. A plate and small bowl are good options.
  2. Using a large chopping knife, cut the top and bottom sides off of each watermelon.
  3. Turn the watermelon so that one of the flat, red edges is on the chopping board. Place the larger sized circle template, in this case a plate, on top and use it as a guide to cut the rest of the watermelon skin off in a circle.
  4. Repeat step 3 with the second watermelon using a smaller sized circle template.
  5. Place the small circle on top of the larger one. (You can poke a couple of bamboo skewers through the top centre of the watermelon pieces to hold them together if needed).
  6. Peel bananas and cut into 1cm slices.
  7. Using a small cookie cutter (ie. flower or star shape), cut the banana slices and arrange on the watermelon as desired.

Note: You can use a range of fresh and dried fruits for decorating (use whatever fruit is a favourite of the birthday Child). For example, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi fruit, rockmelon balls, honeydew melon balls, pineapple, fresh cranberries, sultanas, currants, medjool dates.