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Summer Fun (Babycakes Cake Pops)

By Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss

Summer Fun (Babycakes Cake Pops)

Summer Fun (Babycakes Cake Pops)

 

Summer fun means watermelon time. Set the table with this fun centerpiece, then serve the little watermelon cake pops for dessert, alongside the real thing!

Makes 1 centerpiece


Ingredients

 INGREDIENTS 
 Green and yellow candy coating wafers 
7Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake Pops7
 Green oil-based candy coloring 
 MATERIALS 
7cake pop sticks7
1pastry bag or squeeze bottle, fitted with a fine tip1
28 inchespink ribbon (about 1⁄4 inch/0.5 cm wide), cut into 4-inch (10 cm) lengths70 cm
1pink polka dot can or flower pot (about 5 inches/12.5 cm in diameter)1
1Styrofoam cube (at least 51⁄2 inches/13.5 cm cubed)1
 Green paper shred 

 

Instructions

  1. Melt 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) green candy coating wafers and use to attach sticks to cake pops. Freeze cake pops for at least 15 minutes to set. Reserve the remaining candy coating.
  2. Melt 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) yellow candy coating wafers. Tint with green candy coloring to make a bright yellow-green (see Tip). Fill the pastry bag with yellow-green coating.
  3. Add 1 cup (250 mL) green candy coating wafers to the reserved green coating and melt until smooth. Coat cake pops. Immediately pipe yellow-green squiggly stripes, similar to those found on a watermelon, on the cake pops. Set in a cake pop stand to dry.
  4. Tie a length of ribbon in a knot around each cake pop stick. Slide the knot up so it is just below the cake pop.
  5. Measure the dimensions of the can and trim the Styrofoam to fit snugly and be about 1 inch (2.5 cm) shorter than the can. Place Styrofoam in the can and cover it with paper shred. Push the cake pop sticks into the Styrofoam, arranging the cake pops decoratively.
The mini chocolate chips baked into the cake pops will resemble watermelon seeds when you take a bite.
Ideally, the yellow-green color you make in step 2 will contrast brightly with the green coating on the cake pops.