How to Make Watermelon Cupcake Toppers

Watermelon Cupcake topper

Back when I made the cake with the watermelon cake topper, I also made matching watermelon cupcakes!   Today I want to share with you how to make these easy, but super cute cupcake toppers.

They’re perfect for a summer party or holiday get-together!

Here’s what I used to make these:
Rolling pin and mat
3 round cookie cutters, close in size (mine were 2.25″, 2.5″ and 2.75″ round)
Red, green and white fondant (you could also use pink instead of red)
Sugar Glue
Knife
Black food marker
Baked & frosted cupcakes

Step 1:

Take a ball of green fondant and roll it out.   You’re going to be doing 3 layers of fondant so you don’t want the first one to be very thick.

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Note:

You’ll need 3 round cookie cutters, very close in size.   As mentioned in the list above, I used size 2.25 inches, 2.5 inches and 2.75 inches.   I realize that the diameter of these is larger than the top of a cupcake, but you’ll be cutting it into quarters before using, so it’s okay that they’re bigger.   You can see mine here:

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Step 2:

Using the largest round cutter, cut out your green circles.

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Step 3:

Using the medium round cutter, cut out white circles then center them and use a tiny amount of sugar glue to attach them onto the green circles.

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Step 4:

Repeat the above steps using the red circles.

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Step 5:

Now you have complete slices of watermelons.  Use the black food marker to dot the slices – making “seeds”.

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Step 6:

To finish the toppers, cut them into fourths.    If your fondant is stiff/dry enough, they can be used immediately.  If not, you might want to let them dry overnight before attaching to a cupcake.

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Step 7:

I baked vanilla cupcakes (with red food coloring) and topped them with lime green vanilla buttercream.  Then I placed the slices of watermelon on top!

Watermelon Cupcakes for CJ

 

To see more pictures of these watermelon cupcakes and the watermelon cake, you can visit my Watermelon Cake and Watermelon cupcakes post here.

Happy Caking!

Rose

Rose
I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!
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  1. Melissa says

    Cute. Any chance there is a watermelon cupcake flavor recipe out there, too? I would love to have the cupcake itself be a red center with a green outside as well

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