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fondant watermelon slices

These little slices of watermelon can be used as cupcake toppers (just rest atop the frosting) or to decorate cookies (just cut out cookies of the same shape and adhere with a thin layer of frosting or corn syrup) or for whatever you fancy (like collected in a baggy for a super sweet treat).

They were inspired by camouflage, in fact, specifically, the method used to make the camo cupcake toppers HERE at Sweet Creations by Stephanie. Clever, huh?
how to make fondant watermelon slices

you will need:*
white rolled fondant
rolling pin

wax paper
or confectioner’s sugar
2 circle or oval cookie cutters (about 1/2 inch di
fference in diameter)
food coloring
black edible marker

*Find the fondant in the craft store, or click HERE to make your own. For the markers, I use the Americolor Gourmet Writers or FooDoodlers. For the cutters, I used two ovals from an Easter egg cookie cutter set (sizes 1 1/2-inch and 2-inch). For the coloring, I use Americolor soft gel pastes, Electric Green, Leaf Green and Electric Pink (you can also use just one green and add more drops for the darker, or use red instead of pink). For tips on finding supplies, click HERE.
step one: make your rind
Prepare lime green and a darker, bright green fondant. (To prepare, add a few drops of coloring to a piece of fondant and knead very well. If fondant gets too sticky, let sit at room temperature uncovered for 15 minutes.) Make several short logs of each color and lay them next to each other; you can wet the sides to make them stick to each other. Roll the logs with a rolling pin. To prevent sticking, use either confectioner’s sugar or roll between two pieces of wax paper.

Use the larger cutter to cut out a circle or oval. Use the smaller one to cut out the inside, then use a knife to cut off the top of the shape to make a semi circle. Set aside.
Tip: Cutting out the inner circle of the rind wastes a lot of fondant. To save on waste, you can either cut apart the stripes as best as you can to keep the two greens separate (and re-roll), OR, work with small amounts of the darker green fondant. Then, take your scraps, knead them, and keep adding more food coloring to make the darker green.

step two: make the inside
Prepare hot pink or red fondant and roll out. Cut out circles or ovals with the smaller cutter and then cut off the top with a knife to make a semi circle.

step three: assemble your slices
Using either water or corn syrup along the circular rim of the red or pink piece, insert the watermelon flesh in the rind. Draw seeds with the black marker. Let dry.

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9 Comments

  1. Bea @ CancunCookies
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    OMG! These are great… before reading it's fondant, I thought they were COOKIES… I think that the same steps can be followed to make Watermelon Slices with coloured dough…

  2. www.sweetcreationsbystephanie.com
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Love them! I may have to make some before summer is over. Makes me happy to see someone using my tutorials :)

  3. Chic Cookies
    Posted July 20, 2010 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    Definitely Bea. And thanks Stephanie, for your tutorial!! I'm hoping for a reason to make the camo, soon, too (and I LOVE your Scooby Doo cake!)

  4. Micky Mizi Chen
    Posted July 20, 2010 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    how cute! I also thought they were cookies, haha. they look so nice but I'm guessing it's pretty hard to make! perfect on a lovely summers day, I'm gonna try making these!!

  5. Amanda
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    So cute! Love these!

  6. Debbie
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    These are lovely!! Did you do the drawings yourself? Such a great idea having little drawings to mix it up a bit.

  7. Chic Cookies
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! yep, Debbie, I do make the drawings. With my very amateur skills, my mouse and amateur software (ie the free stuff that came with my computer).

  8. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted July 25, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I don't like watermelon, but I LOVE these!!! So cute!

    I'd been thinking of camo toppers….maybe it was desserts for dudes month on the blog that put them in my brain….those you linked to are VERY cool! Thanks!

  9. canvas print
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    They look great and I love watermelon, I wished these would taste like watermelon :)

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