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.
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.)
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. :)”
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.
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 second cake incorporates some of the watermelon rind for additional color in the design.
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.
You can learn how to carve Roses, Buds and Leaves in my video lessons of the same name.
Hami Omonira of Texas created this watermelon cake for a one-year-old’s birthday party.
Thanks for wonderful clear explanation in all your videos!
Didn’t know that I have so much in me.”
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.
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.
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”.
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!
Christelle Ngounou used the corrugated u-cutters to create her fruit-accented watermelon cake below.
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.
Chaya Pinsky incorporated blueberries and grapes into the watermelon cake that she made for her brother’s birthday.
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!
For Mona Bhavsar’s watermelon cake, she used an assortment of fresh fruit toppings, including strawberries and pineapple.
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.
This is Milena Scalambra’s first attempt at a watermelon cake, which she decorated with different fruit toppings.
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.
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.
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!