This red, white and blue, 4th of July watermelon cake with fireworks on top is just so cute I had to share it. These photos were sent to me by a customer/student of mine, Rose Flores. She is so creative.
This is what Rose had to say about her fanciful 4th of July cake:
Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July Celebration. ..thought I would try something different and easy for my carving this year …I was looking for. something fun and whimsical….my daughter called it “a Willy Wonka Cake”….I actually had to re-carve the two top layers over again….after cutting away the outer and inner skins I discovered that the watermelons were way over ripe….I guess finding the right carving melon was not as easy as I had thought….never had this happen before, but most likely I will run across this again in the future….any way, enjoy your day.”
From the looks of these photos, I never would have guessed that she had some frustration finding the right watermelons. I love the whimsical way she carve her watermelons to make a wonky uneven cake. The added details of the stars and stripes is so well done. And, I especially love the way she put blueberries on the ends of wires to make a fireworks looking effect.
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For those of you readers who have yet to try making your watermelon cake, take a look at my lessons, Watermelon Cakes #1 and #2. In it, you will find 3 watermelon cake designs from super simple to intricately detailed. All are fun to make and will get you ooohs and aaahhs. You’ll see.