Hello awesome visitors. Hi, Jen here, back from Craft-O-Maniac. It’s been a while and I am thrilled to be visiting and sharing these fun and sweet “Mini Watermelon Cake Treats” with you all.
All the supplies minus the strawberry cake were purchased at JOANN. Yeah!
I will be sharing a sort of step by step tutorial via the images below. I will start with Step 1: and so on and so forth. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Follow the simple instructions on your cake mix and get it all mixed up.
Step 2: pour in some chocolate sprinkles aka watermelon seeds.
Step 3: Mix the sprinkles in well.
Step 4: Spray your pan with Pam/cooking spray and then flour it. Tap your pan around by hitting it with the palm of your hand. Do this over a sink and continue moving the pan around while tapping it, therefor coating the sides of the cake pop holes.
Step 5: Fill up your cake pop pan holes “halfway” with the mixture. I apologize, I don’t have an image for that, but I have faith you all have down this before.
Step 6: Since you followed the step of flouring your pan holes, this next step is easy. Flip the pan over onto a tray and let the cakes cool a bit.
Step 7: Pour a fairly small amount of your candy melts into a bowl, follow the microwave instructions and mix up your melted candy. Take your cake pop/sucker sticks and dip them into the melted candy melts and stick them into the tops (really the bottoms) of the cakes, as you will see in the next image.
Step 8: Place your tray of cake pops into the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.
Step 9: Mix up the remainder of your candy melts in the microwave. Note: my candy melts turned to frosting which it’s not supposed to happen, but sometimes it does. In this case I am glad it happened because I simply took a spatula and from the top of the cake pop where the stick is, I ran 1 inch streaks down the cake. I would scrap off the excess over the bowls edge and continue this process. I liked this look because it gave the pops more of a textured look. While watermelons are fairly smooth all around, they do have imperfections, lines, divots, etc. I felt that coating the cake with the spatula gave it a fun look. If your candy melts stayed silky then you would simply dip them getting them full coated and place them on a “sprayed” tray/cookie sheet.
Step 10: Once they are all coated in the candy melts, place them back into the fridge to chill for another 15-2o minutes.
Step 11: During the chill part about 5 minutes in, I opened the fridge and removed the sticks, as they just acted as handles to coat the cake pops with the melts.
Step 12: Remove the watermelon cake pops from the fridge, and with a sharp knife cut about a quarter of an inch or tad smaller, off the top of the cake pop. You are now done.
My kids were beyond tickled when they saw them. My daughter said they were so stinking cute. I poured them some milk, and gave them a full sliced in half watermelon… cake treat. Wink.
Thanks for letting me visit today JOANN.