It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted. I have been busy with life’s challenges and had a bit of a mental block when it came to this blog….Hence, this post is a quick one to document how I made a cake that looked like a watermelon for my son’s 2nd birthday. Given watermelon was his favorite fruit at the time, he was pretty pleased and I too was stoked with the result. It was so realistic that many people thought it was a real watermelon on the party table. When I heard some of the kids at the party refused to eat the fondant and buttercream because they thought it was the “rind” of the watermelon I had to have a little chuckle.
Here is a link below to a short video showing a 360 degree view of the just finished cake.
A couple of Tips
Feel free to use your own strawberry and cream cake recipe if you do not want to use a packaged cake mix. Alternatively, a basic butter cake recipe with red/pink food colouring could be used instead.
If you do not have a cake leveller, you can use a serrated knife like a bread knife instead.
You can use white fondant and colour it until you get a light green fondant, however, I found that by using ivory fondant the resulting green is more realistic as it gives a dull green rather than a bright green.