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How long do cake balls keep for?

post #1 of 15
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I've been asked to make one of these for Christmas. I'm assuming they're cake balls. (The customer doesn't know, as cake balls are uncommon here, she just thought it looked cool!) Can anyone tell me how long they keep for, and how close to Christmas I should plan to make it?
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post #2 of 15
Sealed cakeballs can last a week at room temp, 2 weeks in fridge but only a few days unsealed. I don't mean they start to rot but they don't taste as good so I won't serve/sell them.

If you aniticipate selling this the last 2 weeks before Christmas, I would make the cakeballs and drizzle them with the white chocolate, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Then prep all the trees so when you get an order you can just place the cakeballs on the tree, wrap and deliver (or whatever).
post #3 of 15
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Thanks, CakeDiva, so by "sealed" I guess you mean completely covered in chocolate with no air holes??
post #4 of 15
No, actually by sealed I meant sealed in a bag. I offer truffles unwrapped (for placement on platters for parties, etc), individually wrapped for favors or in gift boxes. If you make those trees and they sit out unwrapped, I think they will lose some of their freshness. They would be fine for a day or two but any longer then that and they don't taste the same.

We had some 4 day old truffles and compared them to the fresh ones and every single kid and adult choose the fresher truffles. I am just really picky about stuff like that. I make the cakeball 'dough' and wrap tightly, freeze or fridge and then take it out when I need it. The added storage time makes for more tasty truffles too. HTH
post #5 of 15
Thank you for the storage tip, CakeDiva74. I just bought mint Oreos in order to make cake balls for the coming season. This tip will save so much time and frustration!

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post #6 of 15
You use Oreo cookies to make cakeballs?
post #7 of 15
Those are toooooo cute. I may have to make some for centerpieces! Would you cover a foam cone w/ chocolate, put a toothpick in the cake ball & stick in the foam? Or is there a different way you could do it? Are those beads wrapped around it (guess fondant beads or round candy could work)? And do you think it's a cookie on top?
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post #8 of 15
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I guess it's going to be a Christmas eve project then! icon_biggrin.gif

Dandelion, I think it may be just a big stack of cake balls!
post #9 of 15
Good Morning! I will take an afternoon and make dozens of cake balls....coated in chocolate and on a stick and keep them in my refrigerator in a cover plastic container and have had them over 2 months...periodically i will take out a dozen to treat my co workers and if someone need a dozen or two they are ready...have never had a complaint ...people especially like them cool too...
post #10 of 15
technically the oreo ones would be "cookie balls" lol..sounds good though!!!!
post #11 of 15
Hmm those really look yummy.I'm thinking they are stuck on a long cone like the croquembouche(sp) mold?
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Tee-Y

Hmm those really look yummy.I'm thinking they are stuck on a long cone like the croquembouche(sp) mold?



lol, can we rename it 'croquemballs'? icon_lol.gif
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva73

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Originally Posted by Tee-Y

Hmm those really look yummy.I'm thinking they are stuck on a long cone like the croquembouche(sp) mold?



lol, can we rename it 'croquemballs'? icon_lol.gif



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post #14 of 15
Croquemballs! LOVE IT! LOL

But seriously, how are they stuck onto the cone? Are they on sticks or just stuck there with chocolate??
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by CakeDiane

Croquemballs! LOVE IT! LOL

But seriously, how are they stuck onto the cone? Are they on sticks or just stuck there with chocolate??



With melted chocolate. The cone could be coated wiyh a layer of melted chocolate then each ball(already coated) dipped in a little chocolate and then stuck on.
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