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How to Dip Cake Balls?

post #1 of 63
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What do you use to dip your cake balls in chocolate or candy melts? Is there a specific tool that works really well?

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Kate
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post #2 of 63
wow I'm glad you asked that I was wondering the same thing icon_smile.gif HOpefully somebody replies to us!
post #3 of 63
I read a cake ball thread where they used plastic forks with the middle 2 prongs broken off.
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post #4 of 63
I use on of these ( see picture ) for me the round one works best but you can buy both for only $2.99
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Angelia
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post #5 of 63
Stephanie 214 made this suggestion a while back and I have been doing it ever since... I freeze the cake ball first then only take about 6 or 7 out of the freezer at a time. I stick a toothpick in it and dip in the choc., turn on its side and shake the excess choc off and back into the container, then I have a elevated cooling rack, run the toothpick through the rack and let the choc. set. You can pull the toothpick out the bottom and your cakeball has a smooth surface, no holes in it, and no feet or puddling under it.
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post #6 of 63
I just use a teaspoon - tried my dipping spoon and my fork and didn't get the look I wanted. So I use my teaspoon and slide it up the edge of my chocolate bowl to drain most of the chocolate out -- but I like mine to have a "bottom" like truffles for display purposes...
post #7 of 63
I've been reading all the cake ball discussions recently and am really excited to try it. One question--I don't plan on making a cake and using scraps. I just want to make a cake exclusively for cake balls. I assume this is ok, right? How many cake balls would I expect from a normal 8 inch round cake? And then once I make and cool the cake, do I just break it up and throw it into the blender (that sounds so sad, doesn't it?!). Thanks for your help!
post #8 of 63
out of 1 cake mix i can get about 70-80 cake balls
Angelia
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post #9 of 63
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thanks for all the tips everyone. Agagnier, where did you get those things? that's kind of what I was thinking.
Kate
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post #10 of 63
you can buy them at any store that sells chocolate making supplies or you can order it right off the wilton site.
Angelia
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post #11 of 63
I've tried the plastic fork method....it works, but you just have to be very careful not to lose any pieces of the plastic fork in the process! The toothpick with the elevated cooling rack sounds like a good idea, I was also thinking of trying chopsticks next time (the kind with a round tip).
post #12 of 63
Doesn't using the grid leave grid marks on the bottoms of the cake balls? Please advise.
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post #13 of 63
Jodiedew - i've only made cake balls twice but I've never put the scraps i the blender !!! Has anyone else? I just crumbled them up. I think the blender would mutilize them to a pulp !!! icon_surprised.gif
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post #14 of 63
I mix and roll mine by hand.
post #15 of 63
I use plastic gloves and do mine by hand also, this helped me get a good feel for when the dough had the right amount of moisture in it for rolling. I'm also wondering about the grid marks now, but know from experience that it's hard to get the toothpick out after you're done dipping it, and this sounds like a good solution. Maybe you can smooth out the grid marks some how?
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