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Thursday, June 14, 2012

How to Make Watermelon Cake Pops


First off, let me say how thankful I am to everyone for Pinning my Perfect Bottomed Cake Pops over 15,000 times on Pintrest! I was super excited to see that such a simple idea was so needed by home bakers to make Cake Pops.

I hope that I can continue to provide you with simple cake pop ideas that you can re-create at home. If  there is something that you would like help with, please let me know. Leave me a comment here or on Facebook. You can also send me an e-mail if you need any help (PintSizedBaker@gmail.com)


This week, I've decided to show you how to make a fun and simple Watermelon Cake Pop.

These are easy to make and will be a great addition to your summer B.B.Q. party.

Here's what you need to make a dozen pops:
1/4 of a 9x13 yellow or white cake - cold
2 tablespoons vanilla frosting
few drops of red food coloring
few drops of Watermelon candy flavoring
1 bag Merckens Dark Green Candy Wafers
12 lollipop sticks
yellow food coloring and yellow luster dust (optional)
OR food writer pens


Add your cake and frosting into your mixer with a few drops of red food coloring and just a DROP of the watermelon  flavoring. Trust me, this stuff is strong and will quickly over flavor the cake. 
Worst case scenario, is that you just add more of the cake and frosting and have MORE pops. 


Once the watermelons are formed, melt 3/4 of a bag of green candy melts and dip your pops. 
You'll have more than enough  melts to dip a dozen pops. Don't worry, you can keep the candy in an air tight container for later use. 

Now, this time of year as the heat and humidity build, your candy melts will thicken quickly and not be easily dip-able. Have your AC on and stir, stir, stir. While I was making these pops, the house temp was in the upper 70's and I had issues with the melts getting smooth.
When the melts get too hot, they get THICK! To cool the melts, you can walk away for 20 minutes and let it sit or you can  add more melts and stir, stir, stir. Don't get frustrated. Just be patient.
As a last ditch effort, you can add some melted Crisco or Coconut oil, but you still have to STIR!!



To add a layer of extra detail, you can make a very thin coating of white candy melts and dip the pops first in white then in green.

This one is a bit thick on the white and too thin on on green, but I think you get the point. 

BTW - this was one of the first watermelon pops that I made over a year ago. Notice, not so perfect... 







When all of your pops are dipped, you're done! 
If you want to add a layer of detail, you can add some yellow stripes.


Your guests and kids will LOVE this wonderful surprise when they bite into it.

Another great thing, is that cake pops last for a few days, so you can make these a few days in advance of your pool party, BBQ, family gathering, watermelon party! 
Simply, wrap them with a little bag over each one or layer plastic wrap so they don't rub against each other. Place them into a plastic container and place them in the REAR of the fridge. 
A few hours before the party, simply place the container on the counter  to let it come to room temperature. Don't open the container if the pops are not individually wrapped; you don't want condensation to form on the pops! You'll have mess! 




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