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How About A Serious Thread About Cake Balls?

post #1 of 1361
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(dont know if I can do this buuut)

I have noticed many of us are into making cake balls!! And there is no where for us.

So here is a thread (if it isnt closed) So we can ask questions, and such!


First off Id liek to talk about flavor combos you have!!

So far I have

Peanut Butter Dream- Choco. cake, peanut butter icing, milk choco coating, and peanut butter drizzle

Carrot Cream- Carrot cake, cream cheese icing, white choc. Coating

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate- Choc. Cake. Choc. icing, Milk choc. coating.



Happy cake balling!
post #2 of 1361
Diva,
I was just thinking the same thing about a thread. I made my very first batch tonite, and OMG icon_surprised.gif they were sooooo good. I had some chocolate cake left over, I crumbled it and separated it to make different batches. I made a batch (about a dozen) with Nutella. OMG...
Next batch I made with just creamer, and I have more that I'll add some pnut butter buttercream to. I just quickly coated with melted chocolate, then rolled in chopped pecans, some chocolate jimmies, coconut (hubby's favorite), some chopped heath bar....gosh, the toppings can be endless.

Warning though....they are so good, it would be easy to eat what you make. Thank goodness I stopped at 1 icon_biggrin.gif
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I've made them with Oreos, cream cheese and dip them in white chocolate bark. I just found mint Oreos while at the grocery today. I bought four boxes in anticipation of they being a hit! The cake balls have been a success in my little circle, but just wait until you try Oreos!

BTW: I've found that if I freeze the balls for a couple of hours, it allows me to skewer them and then dip into the chocolate.

I hope this helps someone!!!

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post #4 of 1361
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Charb31- nutella! i will have to try that!

Maryallison- frezzing them is the best ive found but not over night. and i just started skwering them and i rotate will the chocolate is dry enough to take off the skewer. Makes for PERFECTly round truffles!
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You're so right, cake-diva1986! I forgot about a few cakeballs in the freezer. It only took one time to learn my lesson. They thawed, thankfully, so I gave them to my sons.
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post #6 of 1361
Help!!! What a timely thread this is for me. I need cake ball help as I made my first batch tonight and didn't care for them. They looked great, but were waaaayyyy too sweet. I made a french vanilla cake (from a mix) and added cream cheese frosting (duncan hines). I dipped them in milk chocolate and some of them in candy melts.

Are they supposed to be sickeningly sweet or am I doing something wrong?
post #7 of 1361
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beagledog100--hmmmm, they were the right consistansy? like not too much icing right? Then maybe they are just too sweet for you? Me personally I can only eat 1 every once in a while, like 1 a day cuz I have EXTREMLY sensitve teeth.... so im just guessing that maybe your sweet tooth isnt that sweet lol
Also the first time I made mine I hated them!! but everyone else devoured them!

HTH (but probaly not lol)


ok guys what flavor combos can we come up with? I rioght now am trying to think of something that would go good with a dark chocolate coating.... and also somethign that would go with candy canes crushed on top!
post #8 of 1361
Cake Diva youre the best!!!
Cake balls are my thing and what put me on the home baker map over here! 90% of my orders are for those things!!
The flavor possiblities are endless
And the mint ones WILL be a hit! They are friggin delicious. They taste almost like after eight chocolates!
post #9 of 1361
Thank you Cake Diva for starting this thread, just what we need icon_biggrin.gif

I haven't tried this, but how about chocolate cake, orange buttercream and dark chocolate covering? I love orange and chocolate together icon_lol.gif

Other banana cake, peanut butter icing and dark chocolate?
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post #10 of 1361
Choc cake with irish cream coffee syrup or bailey for adults covered with dark choc and drizzled with white choc. Yummy Yummy!
post #11 of 1361
Mary Allison---question the oreos--crushed and mixed with the cake or do you just make the cake balls cover in chocolate and the roll in oreos?


Charb31---question how much nutella did you use--and just nutella or did you also add frosting?

cake balls have been a huge hit in my little world tooo!
post #12 of 1361
Glad you started this one up. We had a huge thread on cake balls a couple of years ago, but I think it got lost when the database crashed last year.

I've never made cake balls. The scraps never seem to last long enough. My son laid claim to the cake tops (you know, the trimmings when you level) two years ago, so I've never had the chance. I bought a boatload of cake mixes a couple of weeks ago, so I think everyone will be getting cake balls as their holiday treats this year.

Keep the ideas coming!

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My favourite is choc cake mixed with buttercream and flavoured with Cherry Brandy essence, and half a glace cherry in the centre, then dipped in chocolate.
post #14 of 1361
I don't "plan" my flavors. I toss all my cake scraps into a baggie and toss in the freezer. When ready to make cake balls, I grab all the different flavors and mix them up. The BEST cake balls I made though, was when I had, surprisingly, BROWNIES that were left over. I threw already made brownies, cake scraps, into the cake ball mixture. The BEST. They gave the balls a bit more firmness and flavor.
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post #15 of 1361
illini,
I only used nutella, no other binder, and I just eyeballed it. I just used enough to make sure the cake held together.

combos:
red velvet = peppermint coating
pineapple = coconut coating
chocolate = ANY topping icon_smile.gif
french vanilla = white chocolate ( I bet very finely crushed peppermint candies would be nicewith this)
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