Friday, August 19, 2011

Watermelon Cake Pops

Wednesday I filled an order for 75 bags of cake pops.  My returning customer wanted Oreo Cake Balls again so I thought I would show you a little of how they were made.  

Oreo Cake Balls, or Cookie Balls I should say, are so very simple to make.  Once you get these down, you can substitute just about any cookie for the oreos.  I want to try snickerdoodles :0)
Anyway, chop up one whole bag of oreos and mix the fine crumbs with one whole 8oz. package of cream cheese.  

I rolled the dough out on a piece of wax paper til about 3/4"-1" thick, then cut out with a circle cookie cutter {about 3 1/2-4" wide}

Then I used a knife to cut each circle into 6 pizza-like pieces.  The dough is pretty compact, but I did have to mold the pieces just a little to get that watermelon slice shape.

I dipped the sucker sticks in melted candy melts, then inserted 3/4 of the way into the cake wedge.  The pops were put in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to get firm, then dipped entirely in melted red candy melts.  I told you before that I don't like candy melts because they are so thick. I like the candy coating to be thinner, but it was incredibly FABULOUS to have the candy already colored.
The pops were tossed back into the fridge to set, then dipped in the green candy coating.  Once that set, I used melted almond bark in a piping bag to make the white squiggle, and chocolate almond bark {with black coloring} in a different bag to make the seeds.  Um...about is not easy.  The seeds gave me a great deal of stress.  I had a very hard time getting them to work just right.  The chocolate was drippy when just warmed, and then after a hand full of pops, it would stop flowing because the chocolate cooled too much.  I was running back and forth to the microwave all night trying to mess with the chocolate.  I would have skipped the chocolate all together and just used icing, except these were getting bagged and I worried frosting would be too brittle.

I managed to finish all 75 orders, 150 pops, bagged and ribboned in about 11 hours :0)  Yep, all day, but aren't they cute!!!?!

All it takes is one little bit and you will be hooked!  Then you will find yourself standing for hours in the kitchen making your own watermelon pops :0)  

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