Who knew that a box of red velvet cake mix could be used to make one of the most deceiving watermelons you've ever seen? Thanks to baker extraordinaire Yolanda Gampp, you can learn how to transform cake mix and fondant into a hyper-realistic watermelon dessert that is sure to have your guests blown away.
The instructions are relatively simple, requiring many conventional baking ingredients to put this faux watermelon together. To begin, the cake batter is made and dyed a pinkish hue using food coloring. You can add chocolate chips to the batter to replicate the watermelon seeds before pouring the mixture into a large mixing bowl to replicate teh watermelon's round shape. Afterwards, fondant and food coloring are used to paint a realistic green rind. Gampp shares all the tips and tricks in a video on her YouTube channel, How to Cake It.
At home bakers are learning how to transform traditional desserts, such as red velvet cake, into extravagent designs thanks to online videos and step-by-step tutorials that make the process much more approachable.