To outline the shape of the carriage handle,
place the watermelon on a flat surface. Enlarge the drawing of the carriage handle shown above; make a pattern for the carriage
handle. With a wooden skewer, outline the opening for the shell, and then draw around the pattern of the handle.
relieve the pressure inside the watermelon, use a sharp knife to cut an X through the top of the watermelon.
the shell, cut along the outline for the opening in a zigzag fashion. Cut away the unwanted shell in pieces. Scoop out the
watermelon fruit, leaving the shell about 1-inch thick. Reserve the watermelon fruit to add to the other fruit in the carriage.
To complete the carriage, attach the handle with toothpicks. At this point, the carriage may be covered with plastic
wrap and refrigerated overnight. Before serving, cut two grapefruits in half for the wheels and attach to carriage. Place
carriage on a platter of lettuce leaves. Fill the carriage with melon balls or pieces, berries, grapes or other fruit. Garnish
with mint,and add fresh or dried flowers if desired.
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