Thursday, July 26, 2012

Watermelon Cupcakes

These Watermelon Cupcakes are my belated entry into this month's AlphaBakes challenge. The letter of the month was 'W' and my initial thoughts were white chocolate, whiskey or walnuts...I did consider a walnut whip. However, for 'W' watermelon sprang to mind, not a standard baking ingredient but I had it in my mind that I definitely wanted to use it.
So I googled Watermelon Cupcakes, most of the recipes that came up simply looked like watermelon rather than tasting like it but then I came across a recipe from www.bakingdom.com which used watermelon flavouring, perfect! The cases are super cute too, the perfect green for watermelon. I purchased the cases, the watermelon flavouring which comes in 1 teaspoon drams and the black pearl seeds from the Cake Decorating Company.
These cupcakes go the whole hog, watermelon flavoured cake and buttercream, along with green cases and black pearls as seeds. The finished product was very tasty but also very sweet. There was definitely a taste of watermelon...it tasted a little like watermelon hubba bubba. If you'd like to try the recipe you can find it at Bakingdom.
AlphaBakes is hosted by Caroline at Caroline Makes and Ros at The More than Occasional Baker. If you want to join in the next letter will be announced on the 1st August.

25 comments:

  1. These look fantastic! The idea to put watermelon in a cake never occurred to me, but I'll have to try these now. I bet they were a crowd pleaser!

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  2. Brilliant! I love your little green cases too. Funnily enough I was cutting up a watermelon yesterday and wondered if it was possible to bake with.

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  3. Wow! Brilliant entry for AlphaBakes!! I love watermelon and I've only ever had watermelon cupcake once at an Iron Cupcake event - it was the winner for the night :) Love your matching cases and black pearls!!

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  4. They look amazing...ive never seen anything like them....pinned! :)

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  5. Very cool Laura. Never would have thought to put watermelon in a cake. I think these would look fab at a summer garden party.

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  6. They look so cool! Love the green wraps for them too. xx

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  7. So pretty! I've got lots of flavours from the cake decorating company. Their shop is near one of my offices!

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  8. These are fab! What a great idea. Good tip for online shopping too, I will check them out.

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  9. These look gorgeous and I love the cake cases - and the frosting is the perfect shade! Thanks for entering it in Alphabakes!

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  10. Wow they're so pretty! And sound very light and refreshing for summer!

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  11. These are absolutely adorable and look so delicious!

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  12. These are adorable and so unique! I've never heard of watermelon in a cake, in fact, I'm not even sure what it tastes like!

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  13. Ah these are brilliant Laura, love the green cases that add to the watermelon effect! but this is soooo dangerous that you've shown me that website now! You used to only be able to get Lorann Oils on ebay so I had gotten used to admiring them from a distance but now I know that they are just a click away that is not good news for my bank balance! haha

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  14. I had to come over and tell you how brilliant these are. I bow down to your awesomeness!!

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  15. Love your presentation of these with the matching wraps - so cute!

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  16. These have got to be the best looking cupcakes ever. The colours are great, as are the decorations. Well done for finding watermelon flavouring, such a good find as are the cupcake cases. Love them :))x

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  17. You are so clever with this cupcake idea! They look so simply and yet so cleverly made :D

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  18. Hi I am dropping by via AlphaBakes. These look so refreshing and delicious and its a very clever idea for W.

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  19. These look amazing - I love how all the little aspects come together to look so realistic. I never realised you could get watermelon flavouring and am intrigued to try some now.

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  20. Cute little cuppie cakes ! Good thinking for the W.

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  21. Cupcaking WinnipegMay 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Thanks to you I found these cupcake liners, and the website ships to Canada! So HAPPY right now!

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