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Watermelon Cake Pops

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Published on May 25, 2012

This is for a full recipe that makes about 32 cake pops.
Prepare a white cake mix (2 layer size) per package directions adding enough pink food colour to get a dark vibrant pink colour. Bake in a 9x13 inch baking dish and let cool completely.

Crumble cooked cake into a large bowl and add 3/4 vanilla frosting and 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips. Mix together until the mixture resembles crumbly modeling clay.

Shape into 32 oblong oblong balls, place on a plate or cookie sheet. Dip tip of a lollipop stick into some melted candy melting wafers and insert the coated stick into the watermelon shape (about halfway in). Chill the cake pops in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until firm.

Remove a few cake pops from the freezer and dip them into the green candy melting wafers until coated, let excess drip off, tapping edge of container gently.
If the cake pops fall off easily, chill them longer. Place the coated cake pop into a block of Styrofoam or into a cake pop stand. Let stand until set.
Melt some light green candy melting wafers (or make your own light green by mixing green and white together) and place in a zip lock bag and cut off the corner. Pipe on light green stripes onto the watermelon cake pops and let set.

The recipe in the book recommends that you melt 16 oz of dark green, 16 oz of white and one cup of the light green candy melts, if you use the entire cake mix.
NOTES**
- The original recipe calls for dipping the cake pops into the white, letting it set and then dipping it into the green to get the watermelon rind effect. I didn't have enough white candy melts on hand to coat my cake pops in white.
- If your candy melts are too thick add a bit of low taste oil or vegetable shortening to the melted wafers to thin them out.
- I melt my candy melts at 50% power, leaving them in for about a minute, stirring and then 30-40 seconds intervals after that until melted completely.
- You can place the cake pops on some waxed paper instead of a Styrofoam block or cake pop stand to harden, they may have a flat side that way though.

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