Guest Post: Watermelon Poke Mini Cupcake Push Up Pops by Sheryl at Lady Behind the Curtain

Today we’ve got a fun guest post from Sheryl from Lady Behind the Curtain. She shares some amazing recipes and party ideas at her blog.  Go over check her out!  But first take a look at what she’s sharing with you here today: Watermelon Poke Mini Cupcake Push Up Pops!

Hello Everyone I’m Sheryl from LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN and I have the privilege of guest posting here today!

For those of you who are not familiar with my blog it is full of fun and tasty recipes along with some party ideas.
Today I am sharing a FUN SUMMER CREATION! When the watermelons start arriving in the stores you know summer is here! It’s a GREAT feeling!



Do you have your summer picnic planned? Here is a fun dessert to take! Don’t have push up pops? HERE is where to get some. If you don’t want to order push up pops then put your cupcakes into a small 5 ounce cup or a small mason jar just remember to take off the cupcake liner so your guests can see the “seeds”. Can’t find Watermelon Jello? HERE is the Jello product locator. These cupcakes taste just like a Watermelon Jolly Rancher! I was surprised at how much flavor the jello gave to the cupcakes.

Watermelon Poke Mini Cupcake Push Up Pops Recipe

1 white cake mix (ingredients needed to make cake as directed on box)
gel food coloring – rose
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 watermelon jello
1 butter frosting recipe
green sprinkles

Mix cake as directed on box. Add enough food coloring to get a watermelon color and mix. Fold in chocolate chips. Line mini muffin cups with 5 dozen cupcake liners. Fill 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Place cupcakes on a cooling rack with wax paper under neath. While the cupcakes are cooling, add 1 cup boiling water to jello and stir until dissolved then add 1/2 cup cold water and stir until combined. Using a skewer poke holes into the cupcakes, drizzle about 1 teaspoon of jello mixture over each cupcake. Place in refrigerator for several hours until jello is set. When cupcakes are ready, load one cupcake into the push up pop container top with swirl frosting and a few green sprinkles, add another cupcake on top and repeat. Add topper. This makes 48 mini cupcakes.

Butter Frosting Recipe
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
gel food coloring – green

Beat butter until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of the confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the 1/3 cup milk and vanilla. Beat in remaining confectioners’ sugar. Beat in additional milk until frosting reaches spread or piping consistency. Divide frosting in half. Add green food coloring to both. One with a touch of green so that it has just a hint of color and the other with enough to make the color of a watermelon rind. To one side load the light green frosting into a large piping bag now add the dark green on top of the light green.

Candy Melt Watermelons
HERE is the template for the watermelons. Tape the template to a cookie sheet then tape wax paper over it.

Melt green candy melts and pour into a squirt bottle. Make the out line of the rind.

Melt white candy melts with 1 green candy melt, pour into a squirt bottle and make the next line for the lighter edge of the rind. (as you can tell perfection is NOT required)

Melt the red candy melts pour into a squirt bottle and fill in the watermelon.

Melt a small amount of black candy melts, pour into a squirt bottle and make the seeds.

Thanks so much to Sheryl for guest posting for me today! Please go by and visit Lady Behind the Curtain.


I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.


  1. Sheryl the “cupcakes” are beautiful. Jerri thanks for sharing and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Such a pretty dessert!

  2. I love all things watermelon! I am going to have to give these a try!

    Stopping by from Tuesdays at the Table!

  3. These are adorable! I’m pinning them now. =)

  4. Those are just beautiful! I love watermelon flavored treats, so I am going to have to try this out as soon as possible. Enjoy your summer! Megan

  5. This is terrific! What a summer treat! So original- stopping by from Mom on a Time Out!

  6. These are adorable and perfect for summer!

  7. looks like fun!

  8. Visiting from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff. These are so cute & look so yummy!

  9. These are so cute! I would love for you to come and share on the Creative Corner Hop. Our linky will be open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  10. Incredibly adorable!
    I love the handmade watermelon toppers, too!

  11. LOVE these cupcakes! They are a perfect summer/4th of July recipe to make! The candy watermelons are the cutest decorations for them too. So creative!

  12. Too much fun! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  13. Wow, this is super cute, definitely want to try!!

  14. Such a fun, cute dessert!

  15. Great idea for the candy melt watermelon slices! Where did you find the candy melts?

  16. Ok…. these are SO much fun!

    I really am not a fan of baking, but I have been on this baking cupcake craze now for about 2 months. I have done Margarita Cupcakes, Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes, Maple Syrup Bacon Cupcakes, Lemon Cupcakes…. now I need to try my hand at this awesome recipe!

    Thanks so much!

  17. Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!


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