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Watermelon Ganache Doughnut

June 11, 2015

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Create these easy watermelon ganache doughnut desserts for your next party, they serve double duty as a decoration & treat. Have fun & play with your food!I’ve expressed my inability to frost cakes and I even came up with a hack that makes it possible for me to “frost a cake” – the hack got me going and I’ve been wanting to come up with more frosted cake ideas, so today I have a painted watermelong ganache doughnut…you see that? Every time I spell watermelon, it comes out watermelong. Every. Time. Anyways, watermelon ganache doughnut, it requires a dip into ganache and painted fun!

Watermelon Ganache Doughnut

Create these easy watermelon ganache doughnut desserts for your next party, they serve double duty as a decoration & treat. Have fun & play with your food!Materials:
Unfrosted cake doughnut
Food airbrush paints
Food safe paint brushes (wash these before you use them)
11.5 ounces white chocolate chips (the kind made with cocoa butter work really well)
2 T Cream or half and half (if you have one or the other use it)

In a double boiler melt the white chocolate chips, once melted mix in 2 tablespoons of cream or half and half…my mix was looking like melted mozzarella, oil and all, but keep mixing and it will combine and become smooth. Gently dip your doughnuts one by one, into the ganache and allow to set on a wire rack or parchment paper. The doughnut hole may fill up with ganache, you can scoop it out or leave it…if I’d thought about it I would have left it in mine!

Create these easy watermelon ganache doughnut desserts for your next party, they serve double duty as a decoration & treat. Have fun & play with your food!With the food airbrush paints, paint around the edge of the ganache with the green with the medium wide brush. Mix the pink and red at a ratio of 1:1 to get that watermelony color (I meant to add the y). With the widest brush fill in the the rest of the ganache with the pink/red food paint. Allow the paints to dry for about an hour and then add seeds with the purple food paint. If you want to add additional coats of anything, let the doughnut dry for about an hour or it will ruin the paint and ganache surface.

Use your watermelon doughnuts at a party for decor and dessert! Now if you decide to make a spare doughnut with extra ganache, I won’t tell anyone.

Create these easy watermelon ganache doughnut desserts for your next party, they serve double duty as a decoration & treat. Have fun & play with your food!Create these easy watermelon ganache doughnut desserts for your next party, they serve double duty as a decoration & treat. Have fun & play with your food!You may also enjoy: Milk Paint Organization

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  • Tianna June 11, 2015 at 10:52 am

    these look delicious and they’re so cute!

  • Ginnie June 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    These are just about the cutest thing ever! Yum!

  • The Gifted Gabber June 12, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Wow! That is very interesting! Gorgeous photos. I am like you – I am great at baking, but frosting a cake or cookies is not my skill! Thanks for sharing. Stopped by via Show and Tell Friday. —- Amy

  • Grandmother June 16, 2015 at 6:44 am

    What a cute idea!

  • Jess June 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    This almost looks too cute to eat…almost! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy June 17, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Beautiful pictures. Donuts look delish!

  • Cat @ Pocketful of Posies June 17, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Heather!

    I just wanted to tell you that your doughnut look so beautiful and artistic! I bet they taste amazing too! I have recently started a new link up party with Refresh Living and Vintage Refined and we would love to have you come link with us! The party starts every Tuesday at 7pm CST.

    I hope to see you there!

    Cat

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks June 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This is so cool! I absolutely adore these watermelon doughnuts! Who cares if you can’t frost a cake if you can make these? :)

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    These are so adorable!!! Pinned <3 Found you featured at Cedar Hill Farmhouse!

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