Watermelon is the perfect little slice of summer. So I recreated that look with some sugar cookies.
I used my circle cookie cutter to make the cookies and I sliced them in half before baking.
To frost them, I started with the green "rind" part. I wanted the green to be somewhat two-tone just like a real watermelon rind. In order to get that look, before I loaded the frosting into the piping bag, I drew some stripes on the inside of the piping bag with gel food coloring. Each cookie comes out unique. I outlined the curvy part of the cookie with the green icing.
Then I added a red line of frosting to the straight part of the cookie. Then I flooded the interior of the cookie with red icing. While the red flood icing was still wet, I added three drops of black icing to mimic watermelon seeds.
Once that was dry, I added an outline of white icing on top of the other icing along the curvy part of the cookie.
A little slice of summer. And they're so small you can eat two!