Introduction: Fresh Fruit Three Tier Wedding Cake

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This Instructable will teach you how to make a three tier wedding cake out of fruit, for around $50.

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Step 1: Fruit Needed

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2 seedless watermelon's
2 cantaloupe
2 honeydew
1 pineapple
1 lb. red grapes
1lb. green grapes
5-10 strawberries

Step 2: Materials and Tools

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All of these materials can be found at your local craft store for under $25.

(1) large plastic tray (for the base)
(1)  3' long by 2' wide and 2" thick piece of styrofoam
(8) plastic wedding cake pillars (whatever size you prefer we used 4- 5" and 4- 3" pillars)
(2) packs of wooden craft sticks (about 800)
(8) flower spikes (big enough to fit inside of pillars)
(1) melon baler
hot glue gun and glue sticks
cookie cutters of your choice
cake topper

Step 3: Getting Started

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Step 1: Cut 3 different sized circles out of foam board. (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). stack pieces to insure correct fit and placement. (trim if necessary)

Step 2: Glue large styrofoam piece onto plastic tray

Step 3: Glue flower spikes to the inside of 5" pillars (Spike down)

Step 4: Insert pillars into large styrofoam circle in a square pattern


Step 4: Adding the Fruit

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Step 1: Cut watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew in half and begin to ball all melons

Step 2: Starting from the center of your first tier insert craft sticks, and place fruit on top in desired pattern, work your way to the edge and then down the side.

Step 3: Continue until the entire styrofoam is covered with fruit in desired pattern.

Step 5: Installing Second Tier

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Step 1: Install tier 2 on top of 5" pillars

Step 2: to ensure proper alignment, push firmly onto the top of 5" pillars to make an indentation into the foam to maintain accurate placement.

Step 3: remove tier 2, add hot glue to top of pillars and reinstall second tier


Step 6: Adding Fruit to Second Tier

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Step 1: Starting from the sides, work your way up to the top edge in desired pattern

Step 2: Glue flower spikes to 3" pillars, and install in line with 5" pillars.

Step 3: Starting from the center, work your way out to the edge of the styrofoam making sure that there are not any open spaces.  

Step 7: Installing Tier 3

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Step 1: Place small foam tier onto the 3" pillars

Step 2: Press down firmly to ensure proper placement (Just as you did with the 2nd tier)

Step 3: Remove foam block, add glue to pillars and reinstall

Step 4: Starting from the side, work your way around to the top with your desired fruit pattern.

Step 5: Place topper in the middle of the foam top, and work your way around it with your fruit pattern


Step 8: Finishing Touches

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Step 1: Slice pineapple into 1/4" slices

Step 2: Cut desired patterns (with cookie cutters) into pineapple pieces

Step 3: Install wooden craft stick into pineapple and install to desired positions.

Step 4: Add strawberries and grapes in desired places

We also added miniature silk flowers for added decorations

Step 9: All Done!!!

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Here's the finished project
P.S. To maintain Fruit quality you can spray it with light sugar water


kitsy1 (author)2010-09-30

This cake not only looks great but taste great too! The fruit stays very fresh.

jesswilliams80 (author)2010-09-28

This is an amazing cake, and in the struggle to convert to healthier options....what a better way to do so, than a bright vibrant deliciously sweet cake made of fresh fruit! Should win, hands down.

valeriaesther (author)2015-07-10


Kitten40 (author)2013-08-09

Awesome so beautiful...Thank you so much for sharing this

DReynolds 1565 (author)2012-04-03

I love the fruit three wedding teir cake I am cater and a party planning I would like to learn how to start making them

kmc512 (author)2010-11-12

I don't know if the weight would make the cake too unstable, but do you think it would be possible to use watermelon instead of styrofoam to attach all the fruit to? Then you could cut the "cake" in slice and serve normally.

moxiepurple (author)kmc5122011-04-17

That is an awesome idea!

hshmileforme (author)2011-04-01

sickk :D
totally awesomee

happyjo (author)2011-01-10

This is so beautiful!

supersoftdrink (author)2010-09-28

How do you serve it?

jtmjr (author)supersoftdrink2010-09-29

Its Self serve, we just placed some bowls next to it and let people dig in.
the pieces are easily pulled off with a fork

supersoftdrink (author)jtmjr2010-09-29

Cool. Well, good instructable. Have you noticed that the vast majority of people commenting on this instructable have no profile picture, no instructables of their own, and have JUST joined instructables at the end of this very month?

Man... what a crazy coincidence.

jtmjr (author)supersoftdrink2010-09-30

its no coincidence they are friends who enjoy my creations and wanted to join the instructables community because they wanted to support my project in the wedding contest :)

bridgemyster (author)2010-09-29

that is sooo nice

jellykelly (author)2010-09-29

that is so cool can u make me one for my wedding i am too lazy

shainashore (author)2010-09-29

total awsomeness

jimshore (author)2010-09-29

great idea nice instructable

shainamahaffey (author)2010-09-29

best cake ever!!!

qemahaff (author)2010-09-28

this cake was/is awesome too! should def. win!

mllr8822 (author)2010-09-27

This cake looks awesome, should win hands down!!!!!!

eunju (author)2010-09-25

I'd like some fresh pineapple juice. :D

deemmaq (author)2010-09-21


popko78 (author)2010-09-18


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