Sunday, November 2, 2008

MMMMMMM..... cake balls!

I found me a new guilty pleasure. Cake Balls. Yum. I got the recipe from here and then i got more ideas from here (both sites give you a step by step picture walkthrough. VERY COOL!). I made a bunch for RaDawn's Halloween party Friday night. I think they were a hit.

Look at the concentration on his face. I loved that he helped me decorate them. He did about 90% of the decorating!

Red Velvet Cake Balls:

1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
melting chocolates - i used Wilton chocolates in orange, purple and green. I tried white chocolate chips and whit chocolate bark but they didn't melt very well.
sucker sticks
wax paper
decorating gel frosting

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, I used a cookie scooper and rolled them in my hand)
4. Chill for several hours. (I sped this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Insert sucker stick.
7. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra. I stuck my suckers in a foam sheet so i didn't have a flat side to the suckers).
8. Decorate as desired.


Kim said...

mmmmmmmmmm they look GREAT!!! go DarRell!!! It think Tim would do the decorating here too tho... hm think we can do some thankgiving themed ones??

Cameron and Nonie Gay said...

Super cute and WAY nummy. Good job. It was fun hanging at the party.

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