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Monday, October 19, 2009

Cake Balls of Deliciousness

Cake balls. Don't giggle - they are amazing and incredibly simple to make (for the most part). I first learned how to make them from their originator (far as I know) - Bakerella. Her site is highly recommended if you're into baking - her photos alone are drool-worthy. She's constantly innovating on her major themes (cake balls, cake pops, etc.) in the most creative ways too.

Usually, I make just plain ol' cake balls but I've made some with red velvet as well. I've yet to make any of the cake pops but I'm excited to sometime.
What do you need to make them? The ingredients are the best/easiest part.
  • Any variety of cake mix you'd like plus the ingredients to make the cake itself (usually eggs, oil, and water)
  • 1 can of Cream Cheese Frosting (I like to use Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting)
  • Melting chocolate
  • Decorations (I usually use jimmies/nonpareils as shown in the above photo)
Ready to bake? Click here for the recipe itself and make sure you've set aside some time. They are easy but a bit time consuming.

These make great crowd-pleasers and they're also excellent gifts. I used flower vases and ribbon from Target to create these beauties which I used as thank you gifts at my last job. 

Here's how you assemble these if you're interested in giving them as a gift - 
  • Layer the cake balls carefully, one on top of the other, into a tall glass flower vase (that's clean)
  • Cut a small square of plastic wrap, just enough to cover the top of the vase
  • Wrap the top of the vase with the plastic wrap tightly so that it sticks and keeps the vase sealed
  • Tie a nice ribbon around the top (to cover the edges of the plastic wrap) and finish with a bow


Ashley said...

how about those things are SO GOOD. yum. make some for thanksgiving puhlease!!!!! =P

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