Not Your Grandma’s Fruit Cake

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 Today is my daughter N’s birthday. She has been a type 1 diabetic since she was nine years old. She’s struggled with this auto immune disease for 23 years. And trust me it is a struggle. Every. Single. Day. Everything affects the blood sugar. Stress, illness, lack of sleep, missing a meal. I could go on and on. The lows are the most terrifying. A sudden drop in blood sugar can result in unconsciousness and death if not immediately treated. The highs are not as immediately dangerous as long as they are treated and monitored.  The toll this places on the body is unbelievable. 

On her birthday I try to make something a little more healthy than a traditional cake. Although this isn’t really a recipe per se, it does look like a cake and it’s made from fresh fruit which is one of her favorite things.  And anything with a unicorn on top is a winner in my book. 

 This is last year’s fruit cake.   
And when you cut it, it’s watermelon!

 Happy birthday to you my beautiful Niki shines!  I love you forever. I like you for always.  As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be. 

Not Your Grandma’s Fruit Cake

Small seedless watermelon (not a personal sized one)

16 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Assorted fresh fruits for garnishes such as strawberries, kiwi, peaches, raspberries, blueberries and seedless grapes. 

Cut the ends off of the watermelon. Cut the rind completely off of the round of melon.  Place the melon “cake” on a cake dish. Frost with the  thawed whipped topping. Decorate with pieces of the garnishing fruit and shapes cut from the fruit with cookie cutters. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,

Glenda

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About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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