Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cake Pop Creation: Watermelons!

The TSN gals are always dreaming up new ways to incorporate some of our favorite standards into our entertaining plans. Since everyone loves a cake pop, I wanted to create a simple, yet summery new pop to delight our friends at seasonal gatherings while not spending too much time slaving over an intricate design. Introducing: watermelon cake pops!
These watermelon pops are one of the easiest designs you can make because there is no detail work - just shake on some sprinkles and you're all set! In order to make them look like more authentic watermelons, I used red velvet cake batter.

Next, I rolled the cake balls slightly larger than I normally do to appear more like watermelons, and placed them in the fridge overnight.

The next morning, it was time to dip! I should mention that these pops were inspired by the vibrant green candy melts that I came across in Michael's. The classic green melts would have been too dark for this project (I use those for Christmas trees), but the vibrant green had just the right brightness for the watermelons.

As always, it's very important to coat the tip of the stick in the chocolate to ensure that the ball will not slide off.

Once they were dipped, I sprinkled some green sugar on top to give them some texture and mimic the multi-hued watermelon skin (plus, who doesn't like a glitzy watermelon?).

Then it was time to wait for the watermelons to dry...

And finally it was time for a taste test! I'll admit that the concept of this cake pop as a watermelon is very abstract until you bite into it, which is why it is so important to use a colorful cake.

Red cake + green shell = instant watermelon!

It's a bit hard to tell, but I added some mini chocolate chips inside to look like watermelon seeds. When I make these again, I may try using a strawberry cake instead of red velvet - not only will the color be brighter and allow the "seeds" to show more, but the fruity taste of the strawberry will be a nice complement to the watermelon image.

Tada! All done!

I wrapped up most of the pops to distribute them to some friends, and used black and pink ribbons as a teaser about what awaited them after the first bite.

What kinds of summer cake pops will you be making this season? Now that I'm obsessed with the vibrant green candy melts, are there any other pop designs where they would work well?



  1. Cute and delish...the best combo :)

    1. Thanks, glad you liked them! Looking forward to trying out some more new designs soon!


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