Cake BallsFebruary 21, 2011
I have been holding back on this post because I’ve been struggling with cake balls. I used to make a lot of cookie dough balls. They were easy, fast, and delicious. I recently decided I wanted to make cake balls and felt a bit like a failure. I tried again only to feel like a failure in the chocolate coating department.
I originally embarked on this feat because David was interested in some pumpkin desserts. Then I got asked to bake cake balls for a friend’s wedding. I clearly need more practice. I baked over the holidays and took these pictures. Since then I have learned more about the coating process, which is my biggest struggle. I’ll try again soon, but for now here’s what I did.
Bake cake as directed on box. Let cool. Either mash up with potato masher, or put in food processor. Mix in icing to make the proper proportion of gooey – toughness. (I don’t know how to describe it. I’m clearly not a pro.) I used a cookie baller to then ball out the cake onto a parchment lined pan. I put them in the freezer after this. That’s when I get to the point of melting chocolate. I don’t know what to tell you on this. I’ll figure out what works best soon and do a follow up post. I might try tempering chocolate. I may use bark. I don’t know yet. I’ve been using candy coating chocolate and it gets thick!
Enjoy the pictures and we’ll hope for a better turn out next time. Oh, this set of cake balls are butter cake with buttercream icing. Delicious taste. Just close your eyes when you eat. 😉
Good Luck! ha.