Cake Balls and the Party Ideas Keep Rolling

When I first came across this recipe and saw variations on the design, I knew this was a winner party idea (and did I mention cheap?).  The cake ball.  Now I know you can probably come up with a better idea for a name,  but for now, cake ball it is.  The inspiration came from Bakerella.  A blog about, you guessed it, baking.  The recipe is there on the blog so, when you’re ready, click on the link to find it.

Here are a few photos and information I learned on my first attempt at this cheap party food idea. 

Step one.  Bake a boxed cake…we can all do that, right?

Cooled cake and a jar of frosting.  Simple right?

Cooled cake and a jar of frosting. Simple right?

 

Crumble the cake into a bowl.  I can crumble.

Crumble the cake into a bowl. I can crumble.

 

Combine the crumbled cake and a jar of frosting.  Sticky alert!

Combine the crumbled cake and a jar of frosting. Sticky alert!

 

Roll into balls, about the size of a quarter.

Roll into balls, about the size of a quarter.Let these suckers sit in the fridge for awhile so you can reshape a bit with the back of a spoon.Melt White Chocolate chips according to directions on package.

Pour some melted white choc. in a ziploc bag, add a little food coloring, and snip the tip of the bag just a teense.

Pour some melted white choc. in a ziploc bag, add a little food coloring, and snip the tip of the bag just a teense.

Decorate your cake balls.

Decorate your cake balls.

What I learned:

  • I might give these a whirl using brownie mix because it might be firmer, and a little easier to work with.
  • Really melt the white chocolate (candy melts will probably work better than white chocolate chips.)
  • Small is good.
  • This is easy, but messy.
  • These taste really dang good.  And can be semi addictive.
  • Store in freezer.  The never freeze hard, but are less messy when you eat them.
  • These are way cheap and make a ton.  So it rates well on the cheap party idea scale.
  • Find out where to purchase sucker sticks and make the cake pop version.  See below and find more info here
Cake pops
Cake pops
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One Response

  1. Those remind me of schweddy balls on SNL! Did you see that skit with Alec Baldwin?

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/4156/ nprs-delicious-dish-schweddy-balls

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