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make smooth cake balls?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I've seen several pictures of cake balls on here and lots of input so first I'd like to thank everyone for sharing!

Every recipe i've seen varies a bit but they all state to crumb the cake in your fingers - wondering if anyone has used a food processor to crumb and combine with the icing and if so if that would give you a smoother ball?
post #2 of 22
dont think that would make it any smoother. i have done it, and my crumbs were as fine as any i have made with my food processor. takes more time of course!
i think the smoothness is a lot to do with practice!
xx
post #3 of 22
I throw the cooled cake in my mixer and make crumbs out of it with the paddle attachment. I also mix it with the frosting in there. But to get them smooth you have to roll the balls in your hands, it doesn't work just scooping it out with an ice cream scoop, in my experience.
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dayti

I throw the cooled cake in my mixer and make crumbs out of it with the paddle attachment. I also mix it with the frosting in there. But to get them smooth you have to roll the balls in your hands, it doesn't work just scooping it out with an ice cream scoop, in my experience.




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post #5 of 22
Ditto Ditto..I use my mixer but smooth with hands.

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post #6 of 22
I've got the smooth part down pat, my issues comes when dipping them. I just can't figure out how to dip them and keep them really pretty without a puddle around the bottom or a hole in the top.

Any thoughts on that?
post #7 of 22
I kinda let them roll off the fork but I let them drip a bit first and that seems to cut down on the puddles.

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post #8 of 22
MissLisa, have you seen this video?

http://www.amazon.com/Cake-Pops-Tricks-Recipes-Irresistible/dp/0811876373/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292801002&sr=8-1

It might help you with the tapping the extra coating.
post #9 of 22
i tried that once and i don`t no what i did wrong but when i tried to pull the cake ball out of the chocolate with the stick. the stick came right out of the cake ball icon_rolleyes.gif
post #10 of 22
try putting a little bit of chocoalte on the stick before you put it in the cake ball icon_smile.gif its like cement!
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
thanks for the advice everyone!
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
oh forgot to ask one more thing about these - can the finishes balls be frozen? I want to make a bunch tomorrow but won't be eating until New Years... so want to know if they freeze and then thaw okay? just thawn on the counter the day of/before???
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by MissLisa

I've got the smooth part down pat, my issues comes when dipping them. I just can't figure out how to dip them and keep them really pretty without a puddle around the bottom or a hole in the top.

Any thoughts on that?



I use a metal skewer to dip the balls, then shake the balls to get the extra chocolate off, then place the end of the skewer in a mug til dry. I use 6 and by the time i dip the th one, the first one is ready to come off.
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by cloetzu

oh forgot to ask one more thing about these - can the finishes balls be frozen? I want to make a bunch tomorrow but won't be eating until New Years... so want to know if they freeze and then thaw okay? just thawn on the counter the day of/before???



I make mine up minus the coating ahead of time and freeze until I'm ready for them. I've always been told not to freeze chocolate though so I wait until I need them.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by VaBelle

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Originally Posted by cloetzu

oh forgot to ask one more thing about these - can the finishes balls be frozen? I want to make a bunch tomorrow but won't be eating until New Years... so want to know if they freeze and then thaw okay? just thawn on the counter the day of/before???



I make mine up minus the coating ahead of time and freeze until I'm ready for them. I've always been told not to freeze chocolate though so I wait until I need them.



Ditto. I form and freeze. Then just pull them out, let them come to room temp a little, and coat.
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