Watermelon Cake Pops
– 2.5 cups crumbled pink cake
– 2.5 tablespoons icing
– 1/4 cup dark mini chocolate chips or cut chocolate
– White chocolate melts
– Pink and green food colouring
– Popsicle sticks
– Black royal icing
1. Add the icing into the crumbled cake, and mix until incorporated; then add the chocolate chips until they are distributed throughout the mixture.
2. Roll mixture into even sized balls and place on lined baking tray. Further shape each cake ball into triangles to imitate a watermelon wedge. Place in freezer to chill for 10 – 15 minutes.
3. Cut the popsicle sticks in half, then further snip around 1cm off the end and set aside. Melt some chocolate in 25 – 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring each time to avoid overheating. When melted, add green food colouring and stir well.
4. Take a few of the cake pops out at a time, and dip the bottom of the triangles into the green chocolate. Take the popsicle stick and slightly dip the end into the chocolate, then stick it in the bottom of the cake wedge and place down on the baking paper. When they are done, put them in the fridge to chill.
5. Melt more of the chocolate, leaving it uncoloured this time. Holding the popsicle sticks, dip the rest of the wedge into the white chocolate. Make sure this layer is as thin as possible, and that all the excess chocolate drips off. Put back into the fridge to chill until chocolate hardens.
6. With the leftover chocolate already melted, add in pink food colouring and stir well. Take the cake pops out of the fridge, and dip into the pink chocolate – leaving a margin of white between the green. Make sure this layer is also as thin as possible, and drip off all the excess chocolate. This will ensure the cake pop won’t be too hard to bite into.
7. When the chocolate has solidified, draw on watermelon seeds with royal icing, or you can even use black edible marker.
Now you have adorable watermelon popsicle cake pops, suitable for any special occasion during the summer! You could even use watermelon flavoured cake, or just use watermelon flavouring for the chocolate coating to give it that final touch.
RECIPE & IMAGES | Vickie Liu