Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Doug, Happy Birthday to you!
My husband, Doug, celebrated his birthday earlier this month. He usually enjoys brownies or carrot cake to celebrate his special day, but this year he decided to change it up a bit and asked for watermelon for his birthday! What!? No cake? We have done many creative things for birthday cake, but never just simple, delicious watermelon. Since this is a busy season for me and watermelon is something everyone in the family can enjoy together, I gladly went along with the idea. (I usually have to make 2 or 3 different desserts for birthdays to work around everyone's food allergies.)
So we had watermelon for our birthday cake! I just sliced a nice, juicy ripe watermelon (with seeds since it is usually sweeter), put candles on it and that was his cake. It is very simple, easy, economical, healthy, refreshing, and a brilliant idea! Leave me a comment and tell me if your family would appreciate a slice of watermelon or another kind of fresh fruit for their birthday instead of the traditional cake.
The candles with the flickering flames were enthralling.
Watermelon Birthday Cake!