Royal Icing Watermelons & Templates
About a year ago I made some royal icing watermelons to use as cupcake toppers. They turned out really cute and I couldn’t wait to make the templates to share with you. I don’t have pictures of my old cupcakes, but I do have several watermelon templates to share with you.
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 us.
Supplies for Royal Icing Watermelons & Templates:
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- Large Oval Watermelon
- Round Watermelon- Large
- Large Watermelon Halves
- Watermelon Slices- Large
- Small Watermelon Halves
- Watermelon Slices- Small
- Wax Paper
- Green Outline Icing (I mixed AmeriColor Electric Green and touch of Forrest Green.)
- Red Outline Icing
- Detail Paintbrush
- AmeriColor Black Gel
- Airbrush Gun (Optional)
I know there are several templates of the royal icing watermelons, but there are so many cute designs that I couldn’t decide on just one so six seemed appropriate. If you want a different template you can Google and find an image you like.
When I made these before, I used 2 different colors of icing, but this time, I wanted to simplify it. Airbrushing the lines is an easy way and I really liked the way they turned out. If you don’t have an airbrush gun, you can use two different colors of green and mix them with a toothpick.
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 for about twenty minutes.
- Once they’re dry, airbrush the lines with AmeriColor Green. Then, airbrush the edges, and if you need airbrushing tips 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 brown food color gel.
Supplies for Royal Icing Watermelons:
- For the slices, begin by outlining and flooding the slice with red and let it dry for about twenty minutes.
- 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 cookies. I have been looking for some party ideas and found Simple Watermelon Slice Cookies by Sweet Sugarbelle, and Watermelon Krispie 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.