The last time Sweet Man went overseas on a 10-day work trip, something he hardly ever does, the kids and I missed him terribly.
We counted the days he would return and planned how to surprise him when he got home. As usual, the kids had some ideas of their own. As for me, I remembered a photo of a fruit “cake” on a friend’s Facebook wall. It was so interesting that I thought we had to have a go.
Sweet Man loved the results, as we did. But I think the kids and I loved the process even more.
Step 1: Wash and peel your ingredients – watermelon, grapes, cherries, strawberries, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya. Gather a colourful range!
Step 2: Slice the kiwi, mango and papaya into medium sized chunks or interesting shapes. Whatever suits your fancy.
Step 5: Arrange fruit at the bottom of the cake – we chose grapes (shown above), then kiwi fruit. Using more satay sticks, assemble your cake. We stuck star-shaped mango on the sides.
(And because I had to do that, I had to stop taking photos. Right.)
When preschoolers are involved, you may not have to lift a finger after this stage. Demonstrate how to stick various types of fruit through one stick, then let them do the rest. What did I do after? I watched Piglet making his own stick.
Voila! Enjoy – au naturale, sugar free, fat free, cholestrol free!
We had so much fun, the kids couldn’t wait to hide behind the door and yell “Surprise!”
Do you have any interesting exploits with fruit to share?