Watermelon is by far one of my favorite summer treats. After a long, cold, blue winter, I look forward to the lazy days so summer and with fresh watermelon in my refrigerator. Seriously, nothing says summer like a cold slice of watermelon but, I want watermelon all year so I made these cute little watermelon cake pops.
Don’t they look refreshing? I am a little weird when it comes to my watermelon. Sometimes I like it with a little salt but I always like it cold. It may not be the best thing to do but, I freeze these about an hour or so before I server them. It makes cute little condensation beads form. I wouldn’t do this for any other cake pops but, I like the effect for these cuties.
Supplies for Watermelon Cake Pops:
If you don’t know how to make cake pops or if you have been scared to try it, watch this video. Bakerella is the queen of cake pops and will show you how to make them. She is adorable and so very talented.
Isn’t she precious? And did you notice she said don’t freeze them? What can I say? I am a maverick! lol
Begin by baking your cake and letting it cool. Then, crumble it and mix in the frosting. Mix well. Begin shaping small handfuls into a triangle shape with a rounded bottom. Place in the freezer for a few minutes while you melt the candy melts. Follow the directions on the package for melting instructions.
I didn’t make pops like I had planned. I took the easy way out and made made cake bites and wanted to show you the first one I dipped. It is the lumpy on the right. I didn’t melt my candy melts long enough and I didn’t add oil to make it smooth. I microwaved a few seconds longer, add a little oil, mixed and they started looking a little smoother. I added more oil and ta-dad! It is perfect. Don’t be afraid to add a little oil to your melts if your cake pops are dipping as smooth as you want.
To dip them into the candy melts, insert a toothpick into the bottom of each of the watermelon cake pops. Then, dip them into the red first.Let them dry. Next, dip the bottom into the melted white melts. Repeat for the green but, leave a little white showing.
With a #1 piping tip, pipe some little seeds. Pipe a dot and then pull it towards the tip of the watermelon as you release pressure. Add as few or as many as you want. If you end up with an edge of candy melts just trim them off with a sharp knife when they dry. You may need to stick them in the freezer for a minute or so before you trim them.
If you are looking for some fun cute watermelon cookies, cupcakes, socks, RI Transfers, and pops, follow the links below:
Pint Sized Baker- How to Make Watermelon Cake Pops
Watermelon Royal Icing Transfers
Sweet Sugar Belle- Watermelon Slice Cookies
Cake Central- Watermelon Cupcakes
Project Denneler- A Grill to Thrill
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