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post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Hi,
Just wondering if any one can shed some light on these little things. I read in a previous forum thread about someone making them and they were cracking/crumbling. When she described them they sounded yummy!

Can anyone give exact instructions as to how make them... maybe even have a pic of the finished product?

Thanks heaps

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post #2 of 32
yes u can type in cakeball in the gallery search and some should pop up......
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post #3 of 32
Just take your left over baked cake and crumble and add either a little liquid or some buttercream. I added buttercream to mine and they were so good. I used a snickerdoodle cake with cinnimon icing. Then roll into balls and dip in chocolate. HTH Here's mine:
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post #4 of 32
OMG, what a coincidence! I just made my first batch last night! I went to the recipe section and printed out the recipe for cake balls and followed it word for word. Next time I will add either some nuts or cocoanut as well as the mini chocolate chips. They were a little too "wet" if you know what I mean but I think by adding some nuts that will take care of that problem. Also dipped them in Wilton's candy melts and let them sit in the fridge until they were set. OMG! Soooo good. I can see this with a spice cake and nuts and cocoanut with chocolate chips dipped in white chocolate candy melts. Have fun thumbs_up.gif
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post #5 of 32
Here is the recipe I have. It's from cookieman. It's really good. HTH, Kristen
2 cups crumbled cake scraps
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
1/4 cup chopped almonds (or any other nut you like, or mini-chocolate chips, or M&Ms, you get the idea!)
2 generous shots of amaretto (or any other liqueur you may like, a good non-alcohol substitution is any flavored coffee creamer)

Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingredients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.

I use a tablespoon cookie scoop to make the balls uniform in size. Roll the scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip them in chocolate(following) or roll them in confectioners' sugar or cocoa.

Melt 1 lb. of candy melts and add approximately a tablespoons of crisco to make it a bit more smooth. Also, put the container (in my case, a pyrex measuring cup) of melted candy melts in a very hot (I use almost boiling) water bath to keep the chocolate fluid. Dip balls into the chocolate using a spoon and a dipping fork (in my case, a plastic fork with the two middle tines cut out) Don't worry if the dipped balls have a "foot" at the base after drying. You can break some off after they have hardened and once they are in the little cake liners, no one will notice. Also, you can decorate the tops with just about anything, sprinkles, candy confetti, chopped nuts, etc. before they dry. Or after they've dried, pipe designs with royal icing or melted candy melts of different colors!
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post #6 of 32
I have a questions about that recipe...when you say 2 cups of cake scraps...how packed are they? Do you pack them firmly or do you not pack at all? I'd really like to try these and not screw up on something so simple!
post #7 of 32
you don't have to pack them really tight - one tip - I tried making them w/ a REALLY moist cake andd they turned out into mush-puddles - not balls! So make sure your cake scraps or your cake recipe aren't extremely moist when you try this recipe. Good luck! They're fun!

I have a question to if anyone can answer - what do you make this in? what kind of mixer? your KA? And do you use the beater or the paddle attachment? I've been putting them in a food processor.... I just can't fit that much in there so I'd like to be able to do a larger recipe. icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 32
If my cake scraps are moist I just add less liquid and I mix it all by hand so I get a "feel" for how wet I want them to be.
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post #9 of 32
I didn't measure mine. I just crumbled my cake that broke (that was about an 8") and added icing a little bit at a time. I mixed it by hand till I was able to form a ball. Put them in the freezer for awhile. Then melted chocolate chips and dipped them, then sprinkled toppings on them. HTH
post #10 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone so much for your help. My sons bday is fast approaching and am always looking for something different to serve up! Will definitely give them a go, and when I've finished I'll post a pic of the success - or disaster - whichever happens!

Thanks again.
Fi
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post #11 of 32
This sounds great. Can't wait to try it. I am a Wilton Instructor and I am always having student asking what to do with the left over after we level our cakes. This is a great idea. Can't wait to share it with my students.
post #12 of 32
I made my first ones last week after a post. I loved them and so did my family. Heres a photo of mine. I suggest these to anyone that wants something good. I used chocolate chips....yummy.
LL
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post #13 of 32
Do you all always make your cake balls chocolate? I had some spice cake scraps left over and was trying to think of a good combination of flavors - I was thinking white chocolate - but then I have a bunch of choc. ganache left over from last week and I thought maybe I could melt that down and cover them with that - I just didn't know if I should also flavor them chocolate or just leave it as a spice flavor.... what do you all think?
post #14 of 32
I have only used this recipe. I just got it last week but different flavor balls would be something I'm willing to try. These were so good.
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post #15 of 32
I used snickerdoodle cake but dipped them in melted chocolate chips.
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