Watermelon is by far my favorite fruit. Some people say it's a vegetable, but whatever it is, I love it. I remember as a kid when my mother would cut up a watermelon I would stand and watch waiting to consume the pink treat. She would hand me the rinds to dis-guard in the trash. I would eat off any pink that she missed. I just can't eat enough watermelon during the summer months. It's a summer staple at picnics and barbeques. Back when I hosted a Memorial Day BBQ, every year my friend Andy dropped a huge watermelon in the middle of our street because he was so excited to have arrived with the watermelon.
I've made watermelon cookies before and pretty much everyone has too. I wanted to do something different and polka dots came into my head. I love how pink, black and white look together, so I said, "why not? I'll give it a try". I used a large circle cutter, then sliced the cookie into two. With the cookies I'm making this month, I will try really hard to take more pictures of the decorating process. I just snapped them on my phone because that's what was handy.
I tried to make a few of the watermelons look like they had bites taken out of them. It didn't turn out like I was hoping. First thing I did was take a food coloring marker and draw on the different sections of the watermelon. I didn't really care if each one was the same or the sections were uniform. If you want them to all be perfect, you could create a template to trace on all the cookies.
Then next step was to flood the section I wanted to be white. I allowed this section to dry for 24 hours because I would be airbrushing the polka dots on top of it.
The next day I used this stencil to create the dots with my airbrush machine. Don't limit yourself to only polka dots, give any stencil pattern you have a try. The image above is what the cookie looked like after I had finished. Next, I piped and flooded the pink section of the watermelon. While the icing was still wet, I added the black seeds. I used three different colors of green for the rind to create the marbled effect. You don't have to use three colors, I just had all the greens from previous cookies I had made. I really like the look that I achieved with these cookies.