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Have you ever tried to make something without having the proper tools? I am in no way "handy" around the house, but I am pretty well seasoned when it comes to putting together Ikea furniture. And if you have ever attempted your own DIY ikea project, you know that the little Ikea Spinny Tool (definitely the official name for it) is pretty important. You can try a million other tools to get those special Ikea nails in there - but there is no way your furniture will hold up without that stupid Spinny Tool.
Bottom line - sometimes there is no substitute for the real deal. In attempting to make these pops, I found this out the hard way. Some time last year, these adorable little mini cake pops started popping up (pun intended) all over Instagram. Obviously, I wanted in on the trend, but I was having trouble finding the right mold.
After a few failed attempts at various cake shops, I started started googling random things:
Not surprisingly, I couldn't find the mold anywhere. I ordered a few different items that looked like they might give me a similar look - but they all turned out to be very very wrong.
After a few disasters in the kitchen and months of searching - I FINALLY found them. Apparently they are called "Mini Classic Easy Cream Silicone Mold" - of course, why didn't I think of that?! And THIS is the only place I could find them.
So after a lot of trail an error...I give you these mini chocolate chip Watermelon Cake Pops! Basically, I am obsessed with them and they are crazy easy to make once you get your hands on the right mold!
Side note - if anyone ever finds a suitable replacement for the Spinny Tool - let me know!
*makes 10-12 pops
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