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A Wide Variety of Watermelon Cakes

Watermelon cakes will impress your friends and family and there are so many ways to make them! It’s fun to see all the creative twist and additions that people add after watching my watermelon cakes lessons.

My DVD and online lesson, Watermelon Cakes #1 and #2, shows how to carve three different kinds of watermelon cakes. The lessons start with a super easy watermelon cake lesson and than get more elaborate as your skills improve.

Many of my students and readers have sent me their versions of watermelon cakes. Some of the cakes are quite similar to what you can learn in my lesson while others have their own unique twist. From chocolate to rhinestones, see all the creative ideas in the following cakes made from fresh watermelons. People all over the world are getting in on the fun.

Beautifully Carved Watermelon Cakes

Customer/student Barbara Waplak of Manitoba, Canada shows off her watermelon cakes. She added raspberries and topped with carved daisies that you can learn in the video lessons, Amazing Carving with Jimmy Zhang.

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Barbara Waplak with her lovely watermelon cakes.

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Barbara Waplak’s fresh watermelon cake topped with raspberries and carved daisies.

Barbara did a beautiful job on both of her cakes, didn’t she?

Tennessee’s Brian Lueck, a student of my Watermelon Cakes #1 and #2 lessons, jumped right in and made the advanced cake on his first try. It’s an excellent first time cake carving! I had to laugh at what Brian wrote to me. (The part about his mom-in-law.)

Brian said,

I’m a newbee carver. Your videos are spot-on, easy-to-understand. My mother-in-law, who’s now living with us, said I should start my own business. She’ll say anything to not have to pay rent. :)”

Student/customer Brian Lueck first ever watermelon cake.

Student/customer Brian Lueck’s first ever watermelon cake.

A similar watermelon cake carving was created by Saada Al-Taie, a student of many of my vegetable fruit carving lessons. Her cake looks stunning from the side view as well as from above.

Watermelon Cakes by Customer/student Saada Al-Taie who lives in the Sultanate of Oman.

Watermelon Cakes by Customer/student Saada Al-Taie who lives in the Sultanate of Oman.

 

Top view of Saada's cake topped with carved watermelon flowers. the leaves are carved from the pieces of the inside rind.

Top view of Saada’s cake topped with carved watermelon flowers. The leaves are carved from the pieces of the inside rind.

Last summer, Rosita Reli of Germany shared two examples of her take on the watermelon cake with me. The first cake featured the words “Happy Birthday” carved across the top encircling a carved rose.

Rosita's Happy Birthday watermelon cake

Rosita’s Happy Birthday watermelon cake

 

Top view of Rosita's Happy Birthday watermelon carving

Top view of Rosita’s Happy Birthday watermelon carving

Rosita’s second cake incorporates some of the watermelon rind for additional color in the design.

Another variation of watermelon Cake by Rosita

Another variation of watermelon Cake by Rosita

Mary Anne McFarland of New Jersey decorated the sides of her watermelon cake with flower and butterfly designs. This is a great idea for a summer get-together.

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Lovely flower carving on the side of Mary Anne McFarland’s cake.

You can learn how to carve Roses, Buds and Leaves in my video lessons of the same name.

Mary Anne's delicately carved butterflies are a lovely touch.

Mary Anne’s delicately carved butterflies are a lovely touch.

Hami Omonira of Texas created this watermelon cake for a one-year-old’s birthday party.

Hami said,

Thanks for wonderful clear explanation in all your videos!

Didn’t know that I have so much in me.”

Hami Omonira's Happy Birthday cake

Hami Omonira’s Happy Birthday cake

The following is a photo I received of a fancy watermelon cake by another customer/student Helen Ashuntantang of North Carolina. I love the accent of the crystal band to add a touch of glam to the beautifully carved cake.

“Hi Nita,
You are an awesome teacher. Fruit carving has been a hobby for me but I have decided explore it more. The sky is the limit. Here with my melon cake after your online lesson. Looking forward to receive the videos.
Thanks,
Helen”

When I asked if those were crystals, she replied,

“Yes it is a band of crystals. I love bling and had to find a way to bring it in”.

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Helen Ashuntantang dresses up her carved cake by displaying it on a beautiful tiered fruit arrangement and by adding a band of crystals. How creative!

Adding Fresh Fruit to Watermelon Cakes

There are lots of ways to personalize your watermelon cake, like Helen did with crystal band. One way is to add a selection of other fruit to the cake as decoration.

Just like Brian’s watermelon cake above, customer/student K.Z. Kierat’s cake was also a first attempt. She includes a variety of fruit, such as grapes, blueberries, kiwi and pineapple, to make the cake more colorful and creative!

K.Z. Kierat's first watermelon cake uses lots of different colorful fruits.

K.Z. Kierat’s first watermelon cake uses lots of different colorful fruits.

Christelle Ngounou used the corrugated u-cutters to create her fruit-accented watermelon cake below.

Christelle Ngounou's watemelon cake

Christelle Ngounou’s watemelon cake

Cherri’s watermelon cake also uses an array of fresh fruit to enhance the dessert. She skewered her fruit, including strawberries, blueberries and melon balls, to decorate the top of the cake.

Cherri tops her cake with skewers of fruit

Cherri tops her cake with skewers of fruit

Chaya Pinsky incorporated blueberries and grapes into the watermelon cake that she made for her brother’s birthday.

Chaya said,

My brother is a health freak so I couldn’t make him cake so instead I surprised him with a watermelon cake 🙂 Thank you so much I really enjoy doing this!

Chaya Pinsky's variation of the fresh watermelon cake made for her healthy eating brother's birthday.

Chaya Pinsky’s variation of the fresh watermelon cake made for her healthy eating brother’s birthday.

For Mona Bhavsar’s watermelon cake, she used an assortment of fresh fruit toppings, including strawberries and pineapple.

Mona Bhavsar shows off her watemelon cake an fruit tray. I like how she tops the cake with a slice of skewered star fruit. It's fun.

Mona Bhavsar shows off her watemelon cake an fruit tray. I like how she tops the cake with a slice of skewered star fruit. It’s fun.

Jovilyn Valdez Cruz Dela took the fruit toppings for her watermelon cake one step further and added decorative chocolate covered strawberries, in addition to oranges, grapes and fresh strawberries. You can watch my free video showing how to make decorated chocolate covered strawberries by clicking here.

Jovilyn Valdez Cruz Dela adds chocolate covered strawberries to her lovely cake creation.

Jovilyn Valdez Cruz Dela adds chocolate covered strawberries to her lovely cake creation.

This is Milena Scalambra’s first attempt at a watermelon cake, which she decorated with different fruit toppings.

Milena said,

Yesterday I tried to make my first Watermelon Cake! :)Very small and…not so beautiful but…for me it was wonderful 😀

We think you did a wonderful job on your first mini watermelon cake! Looks perfect for a single serving.

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Customer/student Najlaa Al-Sayigh of Saudi Arabia recently sent me a photo of her watermelon cake, which she decorated with both red and green grapes.

Najlaa Al-Sayigh tops her watermelon cake with tall skewers or fruit. She also added cookie cutter cut fruit on the sides of her cake.

Najlaa Al-Sayigh tops her watermelon cake with tall skewers or fruit. She also added cookie cutter cut fruit on the sides of her cake.

You can see out other watermelon cake ideas in my earlier blogs, Cakes Made from Watermelons – a Healthy Alternative to Regular Cakes, and Watermelon Cakes Made By Students. For other fun birthday ideas with carved watermelon of a different sort, check out my blog post, Happy Birthday Watermelon Carvings.

As you can see, there are countless creative ways to make a watermelon cake. Do you have your own version? We would love to see photos of your watermelon cake too!

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3 Responses to A Wide Variety of Watermelon Cakes

  1. chefjeetendra May 12, 2016 at 11:56 pm #

    SUCH A EXCELLENT WORK MADAM…

    • Nita Gill May 13, 2016 at 8:35 am #

      I’m glad that you enjoyed seeing these photos but I can’t take credit. These were done by my student/customers and blog readers.

  2. Elma July 16, 2018 at 12:23 am #

    Beautiful display of talents as always. Great job!!

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