Friday, August 19, 2011

Watermelon Cake Balls


I know a lot of you food bloggers are already doing this, but you've got to check out pinterest.com. It's a really fun website full of ideas, and ways to file and bookmark your ideas for others to see. I've found a ton of great ideas, including these little babies.



I so wish I could have gotten a better picture of these, but when you're away from home and out of your element it doesn't always work out. The kids and I made these cake balls and they were as delicious as they were cute. I needed to hurry and post these because it's not too late, there's still two weeks left of summer, right? :)

Watermelon Cake Balls

Ingredients

1 strawberry cake mix, prepared according to directions
1 tub strawberry frosting, or vanilla frosting, colored red
1-1 1/2 chocolate chips
1 bag white almond bark
1 bad green chocolate melts (I like Wilton the best) or white chocolate colored green (be sure to add coloring BEFORE you melt it, otherwise the chocolate will seize)

Directions

Crumble cake mix into a large bowl. Add entire tub of frosting and chocolate chips, mix until completely combined. Roll into balls the size of a bouncy ball. Freeze for at least a half hour. Lay out a long sheet of wax paper on the counter. Melt your white chocolate (I usually melt the chocolate a third of the bag at a time). Using a spoon, completely dip the cake ball in chocolate, tapping off excess. Dry on wax paper. Repeat the same steps with green chocolate. Allow to dry and eat, after everyone admires the cuteness of course. :)



24 comments:

Velva said...

Those are some cute little watermelon babies. Very cool. I know they were a hot with your little one.

Velva

Erica said...

Brilliant idea! They are so darn cute!

Barbara Bakes said...

Such a fun idea. I had the same problem getting a picture of my cut cake before the guests ate it all.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow these are adorable need to check out that site keep seeing folks tweeting about it

Alessandra said...

They look super cute! I would like to try something like this with ice cream instead :-).

ciao
Alessandra

Debbie said...

How cute! What a great idea!

Chris said...

Those are so cool! I'm glad they don't actually taste like watermelon cake, that would be weird. Strawberry works for me.

Kim said...

Well, you know I'm busy pinning....lol! It's so addicting. The problem is that I can't quit pinning long enough to actually do any of the things I pinned.

I'm glad to see that you got the chance to make these little cuties. I think they look adorable and I know the kiddos loved them! Plus, if you can manage to eat just one they can't be too bad for you, right?

Mary said...

These look really interesting and I'm sure my grandson's would enjoy them. They really are cute. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Dining Alone said...

Those are so clever and cute!!

Gloria said...

are sooo cute!! gloria

Reeni said...

I love them! So cute!

Shaheen said...

These look really exciting and clevr too.

Cathy said...

I've gotten some great ideas on Pinterest too, Theresa. Good ideas sure travel fast. These are the cutest little watermelon cakes. My kids would love them.

MaryBeth said...

OMG..how darn cute it this idea, i love it.

Lynn said...

These are the cutest little desserts ever! I always wonder what kind of creative minds come up with this stuff. Love it :)

Coleen said...

Those are absolutely adorable!!! I've seen cake ball recipes, but I've never tried them. My grandkids would LOVE this!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute!

Joanne said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything so adorable! I don't even need to pin when I have friends like you to expose me to such awesome stuff.

Val said...

These are the cutest little things, ever!

Brownieville Girl said...

They look like great fun!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Teresa, those turned out so good! Love it - so summery too!

Hope the tail end of your summer is going well!

Alissa said...

Are you kidding me?! Is there anything that could make me miss you more?! CAKEBALLS!!!!! and how insanely cute are these little babies?! LOVE it!

Mike said...

Strawberry is my favorite.But i never knew that we can make cake balls from it.It is really a wonderful concept.I am surely gonna make strawberry cake balls.

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