Monday, May 30, 2011

Watermelon Cake


For our Memorial Day celebration, I was in charge of the sweets. And what says summer better than watermelon? I've seen the Betty Crocker watermelon cake, and it was my inspiration, but I did not use their recipe.


You will need:
white cake mix
oil, eggs & water per cake mix instructions
a round pan (I used a Wilton soccer ball pan)
food coloring
chocolate jimmies
frosting (I prefer to make my own but I was going for fast & easy)



Mix the cake according to directions. Then add coloring until you reach your desired shade. Then add chocolate jimmies & stir.


Bake according to your pans directions, let cool & frost. And that's it! You can see my attempts to copy the stripes of a watermelon. I just dyed my frosting a lighter shade of green, frosted it and then dyed the rest a darker green. I used a spatula to add the dark green & drag the stripes. It probably would have looked better if I had used homemade frosting.


And there you have it, Watermelon Cake! You can see that the jimmies resemble the black seeds.


I hope you had a good Memorial Day! How did you celebrate?

Linked to:

Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, This Weeks Cravings at Moms Crazy Cooking, Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Show & Share Day at Just a Girl, Catch-As-Catch-Can at My Repurposed Life, Friday Favorites at Inspiring Creations

16 comments:

Emily S said...

This turned out great! I love all of the fun cakes I am seeing all over the blog-o-sphere :)

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

Love it!
Would you be willing to link up to our weekly Playdate party at http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/05/playdate-link-party-everyone-welcome.html ?

Cheers,
Lori
http://beneaththerowantree.com
Come & Play!

Sarah and Jack said...

testing

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, this is just too much fun! So clever!

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

This is beautiful! We'd love for you to come link up at THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Summer BBQ Dishes". Please come on over and share this wonderful recipe!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-31.html

brooke said...

Love it!!! Great idea

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is too cute. thanks for sharing this at WUW.

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Yum! That looks so good!
(stopping by from Serenity Now)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a fun cake! I love the way you mixed the icing to look like a real watermelon:)

Shannon said...

I love this!! So adorable and looks delicious. I bet it was complete hit at the Memorial Day party :)

Paula said...

Adorable! This would be perfect for a summer party or picnic!

Jessica said...

Super creative and cute! I love your site. I am your newest follower.

I found your site through Blue Cricket Design. Feel free to check out my blog here: www.utahcountymom.com and become a follower too!

@pril said...

This looks really good. Any child would want to eat it! Thanks for sharing.

I featured this on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonderful-watermelon-wednesday.html

Jenn Erickson said...

I love how the jimmies mimic the look of the watermelon seeds! So clever!

gail said...

looks too yummy! thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can. "catching" you this week,
gail

Jessica@SewHomegrown said...

That's really cute! I'll be linking today in my Follower Fridays on Facebook. Thanks for following Sew Homegrown :)

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