How to Make a Watermelon Baby Carriage

While this post is uncharacteristic of me and this blog, baby fever has taken over my life. My Facebook feed is overrun with babies these days, and in real life it’s time for my first close friend to have a child. My very best friend in Israel Beth is due any day (hour?! minute?!) now and so a few weeks ago I had the fun of planning my first baby shower. I needed baby shower food ideas, and as usual Pinterest came to the rescue. This watermelon baby carriage was perfect because not only does it look cute and create an interactive centerpiece, but since Beth has gestational diabetes it also fit my sugar-free rule. Yup, the whole baby shower was outfitted with snacks made entirely (ok, mostly) with natural sugars.

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As impressive as this watermelon baby carriage looks, it was a cinch to make (and this coming from someone who wouldn’t call herself crafty). All you need is a watermelon, a good sharp knife and a metal spoon and you’re in business. Then fill it with your favorite fruit salad, toss some orange slice wheels on the side, and you’ve got a baby buggy watermelon.

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If you're looking for baby shower food ideas, this watermelon baby carriage makes a fun edible centerpiece and is easy to make!
Recipe Type: Dessert, Centerpiece
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
  • 1 watermelon
  • 4 orange slices
  1. Cut a very thin slice from the widest, ugliest part of the watermelon so it sits flat on the table.
  2. Using a large, sharp knife cut out one quarter of the watermelon (slice down halfway through and across halfway through, and remove the wedge). You can slice the watermelon from the removed wedge to include in the fruit salad later.
  3. Using a metal spoon, scoop the watermelon flesh out into a large bowl. Reserve for another use (I made watermelon-lime aqua frescas). It should pretty much look like a baby carriage at this point.
  4. For some extra decoration, cut out little triangles with a paring knife in the top edge of the watermelon carriage to create a zig-zag trim.
  5. Attach the watermelon slices with toothpicks to make wheels.
  6. You can carve a stroller handle from the removed watermelon wedge. Scrape away the watermelon flesh and cut the wedge in half. Trim the wedge lengthwise a bit, then carefully cut out a rectangular opening by the top. Insert it into front of the baby carriage so it sticks out slightly.
  7. Spoon your favorite fruit salad into the baby carriage and serve.
Gluten Free, Parve, Vegan, Vegetarian


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The full spread – watermelon baby carriage, malabi (Middle Eastern milk pudding), cheese and fig crostini, sparkling rosemary lemonade, watermelon-lime aqua fresca, and more!

18 thoughts on “How to Make a Watermelon Baby Carriage

  1. kitchenriffs

    A little too girly for me! 😉 Actually it’s pretty clever. And I could see how you could adapt the basic concept to all sorts of events. For a football tailgate cut the watermelon into the shape of a helmet. Summer beach picnic? Clam shell. And so on. Really nice idea.

  2. Dara

    Wow. This is a work of art. Pinterest is the most amazing ever. I am constantly astounded by the creative and innovative ideas I find there. Well done on your first baby shower.

  3. Hannah

    What a lovely friend you are, Katherine! The shower sounds like it was a fun, delicious time – love the baby carriage. And malabi is one of my absolute favorites…is that passion fruit on top? Yummy. 🙂

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