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post #31 of 50
Everything is mixed together (to the right consistancy), rolled into balls and then dipped in chocolate. There is endless possibilities.
However, mine look nothing like the website. That is amazing.
post #32 of 50
So, I just want to get this right, you take your scaps, roll anything into them, then roll into a ball, and dip in something? Thats how you make cake bites, balls, truffles....ect? Man, thats easy, i was thinking it was a big thing or something.
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post #33 of 50
Very easy. Leftovers madeover.
post #34 of 50
who would have ever thought, wow, going to have to try them some time. yes the ones on that website are gorgeous.
post #35 of 50
I LOVE Devil's Food cake mixed with strawberry preserves.....dipped into extra dark chocolate w/ white choc. drizzle.......it's like super yummy choc. covered strawberries YUMMY!
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post #36 of 50
I tried making them once, and they were awful. I used carrot cake and canned frosting. I froze them, as directed, but when they thawed (were too hard to eat when frozen) they were a mushy mess. Are they always supposed to be frozen? icon_confused.gif
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post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by veronica970206

They are presented nicely for the camera!!!! I made cake balls once nd thought to myself, I really do not know if I like these or not, they are kinda strange, but then I thought does everyone else's taste like these? So, I dont know, once you taste a cake ball, you tasted them all, or is there like a high society flavor cake ball out there that is just to die for?? Overall, they do look nice, but for me, if they were truffles I would have been drooling, LMAO!!!!!



I just don't get them either... I've made them a few times with the same thought, "I really do not know if I like these..." I'm not crazy about the texture and I find them to be over-the-top sweet. I wish I could try some of the ones others rave about, so I'd know if I am doing something wrong, but how do you go wrong with mushing up cake scraps and buttercream?
And, yes, if they were truffles... icon_eek.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #38 of 50
I feel like I'm having an out-of-body experience. icon_biggrin.gif

Yes, I DO like cake balls. I only made them once after going to bakerella's web site and getting her instructions. I didn't mix them properly, and the vanilla chocolate coating I used seized on me. They were butt ugly but the most DELICIOUS things I ever tasted! Being the mad genius that I am, I quickly ate every single one of them to destroy the evidence of their existence. Other than a burp, no one else was the wiser. Someday I'm gonna make REAL cake balls that are not only tasty but also presentable. Then I'll fight everyone for them and eat them all anyways. icon_biggrin.gif
post #39 of 50
that was so coool
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post #40 of 50
I first made them for the "public" to go with my granddaughters 1st birthday cake (i have a picture in my file)....i took a couple that were left over to work...OMG....i am getting requests all the time....made baseballs for a littleleague team...golfballs..school colors..all different kinds of combinations....people absolutely love them....i have sold dozens of them....i have making them down to a science...can whip[ them out pretty fast now....i make alot of batches of cake mix and frosting combined and keep them in containers in my refrigerator so i can make up orders when asked ...they are great icon_biggrin.gif
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by Win

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Originally Posted by veronica970206

They are presented nicely for the camera!!!! I made cake balls once nd thought to myself, I really do not know if I like these or not, they are kinda strange, but then I thought does everyone else's taste like these? So, I dont know, once you taste a cake ball, you tasted them all, or is there like a high society flavor cake ball out there that is just to die for?? Overall, they do look nice, but for me, if they were truffles I would have been drooling, LMAO!!!!!



I just don't get them either... I've made them a few times with the same thought, "I really do not know if I like these..." I'm not crazy about the texture and I find them to be over-the-top sweet. I wish I could try some of the ones others rave about, so I'd know if I am doing something wrong, but how do you go wrong with mushing up cake scraps and buttercream?
And, yes, if they were truffles... icon_eek.gifthumbs_up.gif



The texture is "mushed up cake" mixed with frosting or other ingredients added in. You really have to play with it to adjust it to your liking. I use my KA and the dough hook to mash up the cake scraps, and start with a very small amount of frosting (or whatever you are adding) and mix and taste, and mix and taste, until you have a mix you like.

Then I roll mine up and set them on baking racks set over sheet pans and then melt some of the same frosting in the little bottles you use for candy making, and drizzle the frosting back and forth across each one. Let set and then package in foil candy cups, and box up. My clients love them.

So far the most requested flavors are carrot cake with minced pecan pieces and cream cheese frosting, and chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and drizzled with melted chocolate ganache.

I don't dip the cake truffles in chocolate the way most of the websites show. The drizzle over the top gives just a little bit of sweetness and doesn't take the top of your head off due to the sugar high..lol

BTW, when I am working on a new cake flavor, I will make cake truffles using the recipe and give them to people I know and work with to get their opinions. I get really good feedback and they get free treats icon_smile.gif

(There is a photo of my first carrot cake truffles in my photo gallery)
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post #42 of 50
All this talk of cake balls/truffles makes me want to try them. I have extra cake left over from a cake I did today...I think I'll give them a try.

Thanks for the great ideas everyone!!!!!
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by ptanyer

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Originally Posted by Win

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Originally Posted by veronica970206

They are presented nicely for the camera!!!! I made cake balls once nd thought to myself, I really do not know if I like these or not, they are kinda strange, but then I thought does everyone else's taste like these? So, I dont know, once you taste a cake ball, you tasted them all, or is there like a high society flavor cake ball out there that is just to die for?? Overall, they do look nice, but for me, if they were truffles I would have been drooling, LMAO!!!!!



I just don't get them either... I've made them a few times with the same thought, "I really do not know if I like these..." I'm not crazy about the texture and I find them to be over-the-top sweet. I wish I could try some of the ones others rave about, so I'd know if I am doing something wrong, but how do you go wrong with mushing up cake scraps and buttercream?
And, yes, if they were truffles... icon_eek.gifthumbs_up.gif



The texture is "mushed up cake" mixed with frosting or other ingredients added in. You really have to play with it to adjust it to your liking. I use my KA and the dough hook to mash up the cake scraps, and start with a very small amount of frosting (or whatever you are adding) and mix and taste, and mix and taste, until you have a mix you like.

Then I roll mine up and set them on baking racks set over sheet pans and then melt some of the same frosting in the little bottles you use for candy making, and drizzle the frosting back and forth across each one. Let set and then package in foil candy cups, and box up. My clients love them.

So far the most requested flavors are carrot cake with minced pecan pieces and cream cheese frosting, and chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and drizzled with melted chocolate ganache.

I don't dip the cake truffles in chocolate the way most of the websites show. The drizzle over the top gives just a little bit of sweetness and doesn't take the top of your head off due to the sugar high..lol

BTW, when I am working on a new cake flavor, I will make cake truffles using the recipe and give them to people I know and work with to get their opinions. I get really good feedback and they get free treats icon_smile.gif

(There is a photo of my first carrot cake truffles in my photo gallery)



See... I like your science, Ptanyer... I think the fact that you drizzle and don't dunk would make them more appealing for me. Your nailed it when you spoke of the sugar high. Like I said above, I wish I could taste someone's whose is considered yummy so that I'd know what a good "cake truffle" tastes like.
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They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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post #44 of 50
Win, Thank you. I have some chocolate cake truffles in the refigerator right now! If I could send you one via internet I would be glad to icon_lol.gif

PS - I am a diabetic, so I really do know about things being so sweet that you feel like the top of your head will blow off icon_smile.gif
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post #45 of 50
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AGGGRRR, I was not notified of the many responses. I cannot take credit for those cake ball because that is not my website, for those who through it was mines. I am going to try make some of those.
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