watermelon cupcakes

I have seen so many different types of watermelon cupcakes online and they are all beautiful.

Today, I am sharing a tutorial for a cluster of cupcakes that look like a slice of watermelon.

It’s fairly simple to make and you don’t need to use any fondant…. just buttercream icing! 😀

To make these watermelon cupcakes, you will need the following supplies:

Red buttercream icing
Green buttercream icing
Black buttercream icing
15 chocolate cupcakes
Wilton tip # 104
Wilton tip # 3

Here are the instructions:

Step 1:
Prepare your red, green and black buttercream icings.
Fill a piping bag with each colored icing.
Attach tip # 104 to the bag with green icing
Attach tip # 104  to the bag with red icing
Attach tip # 3 to the bag with black icing.

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Step 2:
Hold your red piping bag at a 45 degree angle, along the outer edge of the cupcake.
Squeeze the bag until icing comes out and then pull towards yourself.
This is shown by the direction of the black arrow in this picture.

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Step 3:
Continue to pipe these “petal-like” shapes along the outside of your cupcake.

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Step 4:

Eventually, you will end up with a single row of petals.

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Step 5:
Now, you will move inwards and repeat steps 2-4 until the center is covered in red petals too.

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Step 6:
Your cupcake should look like this now…

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Step 7:
It’s time to make the seeds.
Hold your black piping bag at a 45 degree angle.
Squeeze your bag until icing comes out and quickly pull away.
Do this a few times to make as many seeds as you like.
Repeat steps 2-7 on a total of seven cupcakes.
These will represent the red juicy portion of the watermelon.

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Step 8:
Now, repeat steps 2-6 on eight cupcakes, using green buttercream icing.
These will represent the green outer shell of the watermelon.

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Arrange these cupcakes in the shape of a watermelon on a big cake tray.

And you are done!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy caking everyone! 🙂