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post #16 of 51
Made with just cake and frosting, they keep well in any airtight container for up to two weeks.

To embellish for a rehearsal dinner, I have also put a small royal icing flower on top of each in the bride's color. Makes a nice show. Everyone thought they had come from a bakery.

SOME people don't like cake balls that are too wet. I usually don't use a whole can of frosting. About 2/3 to 3/4 of a can may be enough for a good consistency depending how much cake you are using and whether or you add extracts or not. I like just enough frosting to keep the cake balls together when I dip them. The recipe is very flexible. Don't be afraid to experiment.
post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by cmarkins

Made with just cake and frosting, they keep well in any airtight container for up to two weeks.

To embellish for a rehearsal dinner, I have also put a small royal icing flower on top of each in the bride's color. Makes a nice show. Everyone thought they had come from a bakery.

Like some of the posters, I do not like them too wet or gummy either. I usually don't use a whole can of frosting. About 2/3 to 3/4 of a can may be enough for a good consistency depending how much cake you are using. I like just enough frosting to keep the cake balls together when I dip them. The recipe is very flexible. Don't be afraid to experiment.



They weren't wet and gummy, just way too sweet.
post #18 of 51
LORIEMOMS

Hope the cake makes the 10 hr. drive okay. Enjoy your trip and let us know how the cake balls turned out.

Christie
post #19 of 51
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Originally Posted by Helendelk

Paris?? HEHEHE!! These are real easy to whip up so why wait till Dear ole SIL's birthday gf! Instead of balls make em kinda oblong.. ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then give them to her and WATCH HER FACE!!!!! OMG FUNNNY!!!!!!!!!!




WATCH HER FACE LOLOLOL! I love it!!!! I am cracking up!!!
post #20 of 51
Well I sent my balls to work with DH.... He just sent me an email for 3 different orders for next week. How much are you guys charging for these things??? One of the orders they want little flowers on top...
lol wont buy my cakes but throw my balls out on the table and they go crazy for them.. HAHAHAHA! Any ideas how much to charge for them????
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post #21 of 51
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wont buy my cakes but throw my balls out on the table and they go crazy for them.


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post #22 of 51
You guys crack me up! I don't know how far off base I am but... My cake balls are 2 bites worth, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. I can get 40-45 out of one cake mix. I charge $15.00 for one cake mix worth. I have had several orders at that price!
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post #23 of 51
MY SIDES ARE HURTING FROM LAUGHING SO HARD!!! icon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gif
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post #24 of 51
The last time I made cake balls they looked funny. I added a chocolate liquer to the mix. After I dipped them and let them sit for a bit, they became all spotty. Like the liquer was sweating out of the ball. They tasted pretty good, but look pretty gross. I haven't tried it since. Any one know why it did that? What chocolate do ya'll cover your balls in?
post #25 of 51
I used chocolate almond bark and a few handfuls of semisweet chocolate chips...and melted them together and put in a dash of almond extract in it..
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post #26 of 51
I use liquid french vanilla coffee creamer instead of liquer, and Merkens choc. melts
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post #27 of 51
KittisKakes What kind of choc did you use? Sounds to me like you used a choc that needed tempered. I think the white spots you were seeing is the choc "bloom" I think that is what it is called.
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post #28 of 51
I think it was just chocolate chips, like Nestle's or something like that. It was some time ago and I had extra cake and the chips and thought I'd give it a whirl. They were pretty ugly!!
post #29 of 51
Yes that was the problem. Choc. chips have to be tempered so they don't bloom and have those white spots.
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post #30 of 51
I love making these, I break mine up into crumbs using a chopper and for 2 cups of crumbs I only add about 2 to 3 Tblsp of frosting or liquer, so they are not that sweet or soggy. My favorite is white almond cake with 1 1/2 tblsp lemon icing and 2 Tblsp Amarula liquer which is an African fruit liquer, to this I add Craisens cut up small about 1/4 cup and then some Skor bites and dip in white chocolate, put a craisen on top with a little milk chocolate drizzled over, Delish !!!

I also like to make chocolate ones with chocolate cake, chocolate fudge frosting, oreo crumbs, nuts and skor bites, Or Peanut butter ones with peanut butter as the binder with chocolate cake and chopped peanuts. Another good one is Butter Pecan crumbs with Coconut Pecan filling dipped in Milk chocolate or you can add coconut to the crumbs and use a coconut liquer.

If you are serving kids and don't want to use liquer then the flavored coffee creamers are a good alternative. You can add just about anything you have in your baking cupboard to these, grahan crumbs, creal, dried fruit, chocolate or other flavored chips, caramel(another of my favorites), broken up chocolate bars etc. The Peanut Butter Wilton candy melts are also good with a chocolate cake mix inside and Milk Chocolate drizzled over.

Another thing I do is use those Christmas cakes you get that you are not that enthused on, I break them up and add some binder, and dip in chocolate, only way I like christmas cake, after all almost anything is good dipped in chocolate.These all go over real well around here.
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