Watermelon Birdhouse


I love birds, bird houses and the whole lot. Add watermelon and we have the sweetest bird residence ever. I’m afraid the birds won’t ever get a chance to enjoy it. It’s simply too delicious. First,  let’s go through the needed supplies. If you have followed the last couple of tutorials, you are aware that the colors and instructions are pretty much repeated. 

Supplies needed: 

Edible Art Decrative Paint: Watermelon Pink, Green, and Black 

Wilton Cake Decorating Supplies: 3 #2 or #3 round decorating tips, 3 disposable bags, 3 decorator couplers, 3 condiment bottles (can find at supermarket in generic brands), red food coloring gel and green food coloring gel.

Large birdhouse cookie cutter 

#6 Flat brush and #000 Liner Brush

Using my sugar cookie dough, roll out and cut out 12 birdhouse cookies using the birdhouse cookie cutter of your choice. You will want to roll out to 1/4 inch. Place 6 of the cutouts on a cookie sheet. Place popsicle stick so that an inch and a half is placed on the bottom center of cookie. Then take additional 6 cutouts and place them directly over the other cut outs with the popsicle stick pressed between the two layers of cookie dough. Use a popsicle stick to even up the layers and to square the layers up. In the tutorial I show the cookie without a popsicle stick, it’s cute either way.

Prepare my meringue icing as given in the instructions. Divide it into three bowls and mix colors into two of them. You should have white, red and green icing. Add 2-3 heaping tablespoons to each disposable bag with coupler and tip already in place. Then take remaining icing and water down each bowl one Tablespoon of water at a time, mixing with a fork until you reach the desired consistency. You know it is right when the icing will naturally fall slowly to a flat point. Be careful to not thin it too much. It still needs to be a bit thick or it will run every where and won’t dry flat. Pour icing into condiment bottles and your ready to go. Enjoy!

Voni 

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