Celebrate the 4th with watermelon cake!

This story from The Washington Post cracked me up. Can you imagine a kid preferring birthday watermelon to birthday cake? If more kids were like that, Michelle Obama’s work would be done.

Creating a cake-like creature out of watermelon seems like a good idea for July 4 celebrations. It’s usually so steamy hot by now that real cake–especially following a couple dogs and/or burgers–seems heavy. Plus, do you really want to turn the oven on? But I bet that watermelon “cake” would be a hit.

Timothy R. Smith, who works for the Post's food section, has preferred watermelon to birthday cake since he was a kid (?!) Image: Tim Carman/The Washington Post.

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