Fun Watermelon Manor

Watermelon Manor

Watermelon is just so great for designing as you have a giant piece of fruit to work with. This fun food plate was a lot more time consuming than usual (if you want to go the whole hog and put in the window panes) but the end result was worth it and the mini-chefs were delighted by the detail.

Sugar free party food Watermelon house


– Watermelon (or other large fruit)

– Pear (or other green fruit)

– Red Apple (plum or pear would work too)

– Desiccated coconut (for the clouds – yoghurt is also good)


1. Cut a big rectangle of watermelon for the house.

Watermelon Manor - 1 house (1 of 1)

2. Then another rectangle with sloping edges for the roof.

Watermelon Manor - 2 roof (1 of 1)

3. Slice pear for the windows

Watermelon Manor - 3 top windows (1 of 1)

4. Then more pear for the lower windows.

Watermelon Manor - 4 windows-door (1 of 1)

5. Before using apple for the chimneys.

Watermelon Manor - 5 chimneys (1 of 1)

6. All that was quick and easy. The window detail from red apple was fiddly and time consuming (and not essential!)

Watermelon Manor - 6 detail (1 of 1)

7. The roof looked a little detached so I added an apple roof-line.

Watermelon Manor - 7 roof line (1 of 1)

8. Then some pear grass, bushes and tree.

Watermelon Manor - 8 foliage (1 of 1)

9. And some steps.

Watermelon Manor - 9 steps (1 of 1)

10. Before finishing it off with some desiccated coconut clouds.

Fun food art Watermelon House

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