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Watermelon Ribbon Basket Watermelon Ribbon Basket....

  • Select a symmetrical watermelon. If necessary, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the watermelon so it sits level.
  • Draw a straight line (just above the middle) lengthwise around the watermelon for the baskets edge.
  • Draw a handle diagonally across the top as shown in the photograph.
  • Draw a bow as shown on the photograph so that one edge of the bow is connected to the baskets edge.
  • Cut and remove the top sections leaving the handle and the bow intact.
  • Scoop out the flesh from inside the watermelon leaving a trace of red.
  • Drain the watermelon before filling.

Courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board