- tall peaks (as shown in photo 3) into the rind to form the tail.
- Remove the toothpicks after cutting.
- With knife, retrace designs, cutting deeper into melon. Cut and
- remove unwanted portions of rind in small sections (see photo 4).
- Remove and discard seeds. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/2-inch shell.
- Cut melon into bite-size pieces. Slice the peach.
- In a large bowl, combine melon, berries and peach slices. Spoon into
- the swan shell and place on a serving platter. Garnish with
- mint and additional strawberries if desired. Yield: 1 Melon Swan
- Fruit Bowl.
Crafterthoughts This project can be made a day ahead, carefully covered with plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator. Then, just before you’re ready to place it on the table, uncover and fill with fruit. For a slightly different, more textured look, try carving the swan from a cantaloupe
instead. In place of fruit, you can fill your bowl with sherbet or ice cream. Or use the melon as a “vase” and arrange fresh cut flowers inside. Finished size: Melon swan is approximately 7 inches wide x 7 inches high. The size will vary according to the size and shape of the melon you carve.