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    Default Cake Ball Ideas

    I'm going to be making cake balls for a bake sale on Saturday (cake balls are those weird, trendy things that are cake mashed up with frosting, rolled in a ball and dipped in some kind of coating).

    I think I'm going to do 2 different flavors. I'm pretty sure 1 of them is going to be red velvet cake mixed with cream cheese frosting and dipped in regular chocolate. The other one I'm thinking either lemon cake/frosting dipped in white chocolate or carrot cake/cream cheese frosting dipped in white chocolate.

    Which should I do? or other suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    I've never heard of them but dayum... I want that red velvet now...
    off to google.

    Don't knock it but here are some from Paula Deen:
    Paula’s Cake Balls

    Paula’s own version of this trendy sweet!


    Serves: 36
    Cook Time: 20 Minutes Smithfield Product: None

    Ingredients
    • (18.25 ounce) package cake mix
    • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared cake frosting
    • 6 ounces of chocolate flavored confectioners coating disks or bar (available in white chocolate, dark or milk)
    • *Red Velvet Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting and dipped in white chocolate coating
    • *Strawberry Supreme Cake/Strawberries and Cream Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *White Cake/Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *Caramel Cake/Chocolate Mocha Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *White Cake/Wild Cherry Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in Dark Chocolate Coating
    • *French Vanilla Cake/White Chocolate Almond Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *Dark Chocolate Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
    • *Spice Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
    • *Lemon Cake/Lemon Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
    • *Confetti Cake/Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
    Steps

    Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. When cake is finished baking allow to cool for 30 minutes. Crumble the cake into a large bowl using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Add the frosting and mix until well combined. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.

    Line a baking tray with wax paper. Use a melon baller as a scooper to form balls with the cake mixture. Place on wax paper. Once you have used all of the cake mixture, place the baking tray in the freezer for 1 hour. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl of the microwave, stirring every 5-10 seconds until smooth. At this point you can add a bit of food coloring if you are using white chocolate.

    Remove the balls from the freezer. Using one toothpick, pick up the balls one at a time and dip in the chocolate. Use a second toothpick to slide the ball off the first toothpick onto the wax paper lined baking tray.

    NOTE: We found that an old Easter egg dipper works as well. If the balls fall off the toothpick into the chocolate, they are not firm enough to work with and you'll need to place them back in the freezer for additional time

    Once you have covered all the balls in chocolate coating place the tray in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating is set. At this point you can drizzle other chocolate on the balls for decoration.
    Serving Suggestions

    Serve with a cold glass of milk!


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    *Strawberry Supreme Cake/Strawberries and Cream Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating is the one I like. something about lemon with the chocolate or white chocolate turns me off... however, I like your idea about the carrot cake... mmmm
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    I read that as coke balls.

    Nevermind me, carry on.
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    Ooo-I love the spice cake one. And the cherry one.
    Actually, there are no bad choices! I love her idea of using the Easter egg dipper.
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    I'm going with the red velvet and lemon/lemon. Gonna bake the cakes tonight so they're ready to crumble and mix with frosting tomorrow night when the boy comes over to help.

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    Noday, I suggest you make the balls tonight and keep them in the freezer over night before dipping. It's a lot easier to dip them then. Also, don't try to go for a thin coating, because it'll crack - go for a thick one. Lastly - make sure the sticks are long, and have a large vase or something to stick the finished cake balls in. They get unwieldy very quickly!

    edit - I see up there they say to use a toothpick, but I used long lollipop sticks.

    go to www.bakerella.com and look up cake pops for some amazing decorating ideas.
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    I just finished baking, I don't know if I'll have time tonight to mix and roll. Worst case scenario, mix and roll tomorrow night, dip saturday morning. They don't have to be ready until like 4 on Saturday. I was going to skip the sticks and just put them in those little cupcake wrappers instead. I have a ton of them laying around from my sister's shower.

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    I just heard about these the other day. Sounds like a little piece of heaven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDayButToday View Post
    I just finished baking, I don't know if I'll have time tonight to mix and roll. Worst case scenario, mix and roll tomorrow night, dip saturday morning. They don't have to be ready until like 4 on Saturday. I was going to skip the sticks and just put them in those little cupcake wrappers instead. I have a ton of them laying around from my sister's shower.
    That will look prettier.
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    I think they'll be easier to handle that way too. The sticks could get tricky.
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    Bakerella has made them insanely popular in the cake decorating forums. They taste awful though. The texture is a bit rubbery and they're way too sweet.

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    yummmmmy can you put some pics up of the finished product, NoDay?
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    I can't b/c they're already finished and sold! They were a huge hit, every one of them sold out and I had people asking how to make them.

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    I've never even heard of this! But it does give me an idea what to do Easter. Gonna make them egg shaped and pipe decorations on them.
    Holy sweetness, I'm getting cavities just typing this!

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    My friend makes Oreo Balls! They are amazing! Best thing I ever tasted.

    She takes a package of Oreos and cream cheese. Mixes that in food processor, makes dough balls. Freezes them. Then dips them in white or milk chocolate. She even uses mint or golden Oreos.
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