This Watermelon Cupcake Cookies Tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Amy of BZ Bees Sweet Treats…I just love making cookies that look like other foods. I especially love making cookies that look like foods that looks like another food – cookie “inception” if you will. Grab your cookie cutters and piping bags and let’s make some watermelon cupcake cookies – the perfect treat for a summer BBQ or birthday party!
Watermelon Cupcake Cookies – What You’ll Need:
- Green piping icing
- Green 20 second icing (thin down some of your remaining piping icing)
- Light Green flood icing
- Food safe marker
- Red 20 second icing
- Bright Pink 20 sec icing
- White 20 second icing
- Black piping icing
Start by outlining and flooding the wrapper portion of your cupcake using the darker green icing.
While the wrapper icing is still wet, pipe a few evenly spaced vertical lines using the lighter green icing.
Using a scribe or toothpick drag a gentle zig zag from the top to bottom of each line. This marbling technique really makes the wrapper look like an actual watermelon rind.
You can also add polka dots using the light green icing if you want an even more whimsical look. Just drop a dot of light green directly onto the flooded wrapper while its still wet. Give the cookie a gentle shake so the polka dots smooth and settle.
Using a food-safe marker, draw a guideline for your frosting swirls. I made five sections total. You’ll need to flood each section separately to get the dimensional effect.I typically use a yellow marker when drawing guidelines so the marker doesn’t bleed through to my icing. You could also use pink in this case.
Using your red icing, outline the top icing section and immediately fill in.
Skip a section and then outline and flood the next one using your bright pink icing
Add a thin white line just above the green wrapper, then let the cookie dry for 10-20 min.
Fill in the tiny top section using red icing, then fill in the empty space between the pink and red. Fill in the last remaining section above the white line with pink. Again, let the cookie dry so all the frosting sections have a chance to crust over.
Outline the cupcake wrapper using green piping icing and add a border along the wrapper top. You can make a bead border, or even just a solid straight line.
Next, pipe a few dots along the cupcake frosting using your black icing.
Gently pull each piped dot into a teardrop shape to form the seeds.
Add a fun message to each cupcake wrapper/rind. This would be a great opportunity to personalize the cookies for a child’s birthday, fundraiser, or with a cute message.
Perfectly sweet, juicy, ripe and fresh watermelon cupcake cookies! Here’s to an extra sweet summer!
We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to Amy for sharing this adorable cookie tutorial with us. Be sure to follow her on Facebook & Instagram for unique cookie decorating ideas. You can also order cookies from her! Check out the FAQ section of her website for more information.