I was going to do a typical red, white and blue thing for the 4th of July – cupcakes or maybe macaroons or whoopie pies – but then I saw this Watermelon Cake idea from Betty Crocker.
Betty calls for a white cake mix and a package of red soft drink mix to make the pink cake. I didn’t have any soft drink mix (I’m not even really sure what that is) but I did recently buy a pink lemonade cake mix that I was anxious to try. And once you have an idea for something you can make it any way you want, so that’s what I did.
I made the cake using the instructions on the box (plus a few drops of red food dye to make it extra watermelony), and added in some mini chocolate chips for seeds:
Then I whipped up some regular buttercream frosting and turned half of it pink with food dye:
I dyed the rest of the frosting green to put a rind around the sides of the cake and sprinkled a few more mini chocolate chips on top:
And voila! A quick and easy 4th of July cake for those coworkers who are dedicated enough to come in this week instead of taking a long, long weekend:
Sparklers and potato salad,