About a year ago, I made some Royal Icing Watermelons for some cupcakes I made. They were really cute and I couldn’t wait to make some templates to share with you. I don’t have pictures of my old cupcakes but, I tweaked the designs and now I want to have a watermelon themed party just so I can make watermelon cupcakes again.
Is there anything more perfect than a nice cold watermelon on a hot summer day? It is my favorite summer snack so it made perfect sense to make watermelon royal icing transfers. If I decided to throw a watermelon party, I will take lots of pictures to share with you. It will be fun and we can pretend you are here with me.
Supplies for Royal Icing Watermelons & Templates:
Large Oval Watermelon
Large Round Watermelon
Large Watermelon Halves
Large Watermelon Slices
Small Watermelon Halves
Small Watermelon Slices
Green Outline Icing (I mixed AmeriColor Electric Green and touch of Forrest Green.)
Red Outline Icing
AmeriColor Black Gel
Airbrush Gun (Optional)
I know I provided a lot of watermelon templates but, there are so many cute melon designs that I couldn’t decided on just one so six seemed appropriate.
When I made these before, I used 2 different colors of icing but this time, I wanted to simplify it. Airbrushing the lines seemed the easiest way and I really liked the way they turned out. I hope you like them.
Oval and Round Royal Icing Watermelons:
- Begin by printing and preparing your templates like this.
- Next, with the brown icing, pipe the stem with a #2 tip.
- Then, outline and flood with the green icing and let it dry completely.
- Once they are dry, airbrush the lines with AmeriColor Green. They airbrush the edges. For tips on airbrushing click here.
- If you want to add a little detail to the stem you can paint a few lines with a fine paintbrush and a little food color gel.
Royal Icing Watermelon Slices:
- For the slices, begin by outlining and flooding the slice with red and let it dry overnight.
- Airbrush the bottom and right edge of the slice with AmeriColor Holiday Red.
- Pipe a line of white at the bottom and let it dry.
- Pipe a thick line of green to the bottom.
- Once the watermelons are dry, paint on the seeds with AmeriColor Black with a detail brush. You can use the wooden end of the paintbrush to make three dots. Then, use the paintbrush to make it a teardrop shape.
I am looking forward to using these royal icing watermelon transfers on cute cupcakes. I have been looking for some party ideas and found Simple Watermelon Cupcake by Bakingdom, Simple Watermelon Slice Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle, and Watermelon Krsipie Treats by Glorious Treats. They each have a great tutorial and I can’t wait to make them. I also linked these to Whipperberry’s Friday Flair Link Party and you can see the party here.
For information on how to store royal icing transfers, click here.