peacockplace Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 3:08pm
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I thought it would be fun to see what are all of your favorites. I'm trying a new one today, and if it works... I'll post it.

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llj68 Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 3:32pm
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Over the weekend I did Cookies-n-Cream. It was one of thos kitchen disasters that turned out really well.

I used chocolate cake and white "Ding Dong" filling. It was too wet, so I grabbed a box of Oreo cookie crumbs and added that. Covered in white chocolate and they were delicious!!

I also did Peanut Butter ones--I read that here, though.

Lisa

peacockplace Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 3:39pm
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WOW that sound so yummy!!!! The possibilities are endless! icon_biggrin.gif

abbey Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 4:13pm
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my favorite is to add peanut butter and powdered sugar to cake scraps and then roll out into balls and dip in dark chocolate. Yummy!

melodyscakes Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 4:14pm
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great topic!!!!!
i had some cake that was getting old, so i mixed the choc. cake leftovers with some cruchy peanut butter then dipped them in choc. oh man, the kids loved them!!!
i am going to try something new after reading all your post.
melody

Esther Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 4:23pm
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i only made cakeballs one time. got the recipe from my cake decorating book. i mixed the crumbled cake with either white or dark melted chocolate. they call it chocolate truffles. i decorated them with mini marschm., sugarhearts and sprinkles.

tasted sooo good, but a little bit to sweet for my taste. next time, i will use bitter chocolate and maybe put some pb, mini marschmellow or hershey kiss in the middle

tcrema Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 4:49pm
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I took my cake crumbs and and added my strawberry filling mix and then I dipped them in chocolate candy melts that had almond flavouring and they were soooooooo good....tasted like chocolate covered cherries and strawberries!

bjfranco Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 6:42pm
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OMG! I just love this site and I am learning how much that I DO NOT KNOW! icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif Never heard of cake balls! icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

I have been wondering what to do with all of my cake cut offs. I have been putting them in zip lock bags and giving them away. My neighbors line up for them!

This is a great idea! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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GinaJuarez Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 6:56pm
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This is a great topic. I haven't experimented yet, but from the sounds of it so far, I just may have to! The Peanut Butter sound great! When marketing these, does anyone have a different name for them, than Cake Balls. Everybody at my work is in love with them, but they don't like the name. Everything I have come up with, to me, has a nasty overtone to them. Could just be a dirty mind though. icon_confused.gif Thanks!

tcrema Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 7:10pm

We have named ours Crema LoveHandles...cause if you eat to many...that's what you'll get. We always get a giggle with it. My favorite thing is to ask my husbands Co-workers Has Shane told you about my Lovehandles?

Darstus Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 7:22pm

Around my area we just call them cake truffles!! I make them often as I hate to waste the cake scraps. Italian cream with a little cream cheese icing to hold it together then dipped in melted chocolate is really good. I also have used fillings or preserves in addition to my buttercream icing. Anything that will hold the cake to gether to make a ball will work. I know someone that added bourbon to their italian cream cake truffles and they were excellent!! I freeze my scraps until I am ready to make these. Oh yeah, white or french vanilla cake dipped in orange flavored chocolate is like a "dreamsicle" MMMMMMMmmmmmmm!!

Ironbaker Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 7:23pm

Oh yum, the peanut butter and oreo ones sound so good!

I was actually planning on making some more tonight.

Over the weekend I made 2 different ones for a party:

vanilla cake w/amaretto liquer, dipped in white chocolate

chocolate cake with Bailey's and Heath crunch bits, dipped in chocolate.

aupekkle Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 7:37pm

Sorry, everyone, but I've never made cake balls before. So do you just take scraps of cake, mix them with frosting or filling to clump it together into a ball shape and dip them in chocolate? Thanks

peacockplace Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 9:07pm

Ok...I've got a winner. I used white cake with leftover bavarian cream, then it was too wet. I added powdered sugar and crunched up some cheap dollar store chocolate chip cookies, and mix it up. Then I dunked them in chocolate. Yummy! It tasted like chocolate dipped cookie dough!

m0use Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 9:58pm
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Sorry, everyone, but I've never made cake balls before. So do you just take scraps of cake, mix them with frosting or filling to clump it together into a ball shape and dip them in chocolate? Thanks



Yeppers! You got it!

wandy27 Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 10:09pm
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Ok...I've got a winner. I used white cake with leftover bavarian cream, then it was too wet. I added powdered sugar and crunched up some cheap dollar store chocolate chip cookies, and mix it up. Then I dunked them in chocolate. Yummy! It tasted like chocolate dipped cookie dough!



That sounds so good yummmmmmmmm-o!!!

Wandy

SweetCreations Posted 14 Jul 2005 , 10:33pm

I tried it for the first time a few nights ago.I used Devils Food Chocolate I think I had them a lil too wet.. (too much Icing.But I figured it out.. heheh.) but I put them in the Fridge and got them cold, then I took them and dipped them into Chocolate Almond bark,,(which was really thick.. Need a trick or tip to thin it just a bit) But Dipped them anyway, let them all cool then I put them back in the fridge,, hubby took them to work & the guys were like GIMMIE MORE!! They are sooooo GOOD though.. I can't wait to try the white cake with Strawberry filling.. Yummmyy. this makes me want to go bake a cake just to make more. Next time I will do an assortment, icing, peanut butter and depending on the mix filling or pudding.. yummy.. Thank you all for the Wonderful Ideas!

KrazyKross Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 1:55am

I only made cake balls once. I used cookiemans recipe with chocolate cake, rum for the liquid and added mini chocolate chips. Then I dipped them in semi-sweet chocolate. The other half, I used French vanilla creamer for the liquid and added chopped nuts. I dipped these in milk chocolate. Both of them were very popular with the tasting committee.

peacockplace Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 3:12am

What do you find is the best way to dip these. Mine tasted great, but didn't look so hot!

msumissa Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 3:11pm

Peacock, I had the same problem, I used the merck's chocolate. It just seemed to thick for me??? But man did they taste great! I am doing a carved guitar cake tonight and i am going to have a lot of cake left over, I think I will try the peanut butter and powdered sugar variety!! Yummy

abbey Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 8:16pm

I like the candy melts. I have a small crockpot (the kind made for dips) and I melt my melts in that and then I use someone else's tip on here of breaking the two center prongs out of a plastic fork and using it to dip. It works great. I usually dry mine on my cooling rack over a cookie sheet.

emi Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 8:38pm

I made the cake balls only once and loved them. I had choc. cake scraps and I used a purchased vanilla icing, (cheepest brand I could find, since I didn't have time to make my own icing) and dipped them in the Wilton's choc. melts. Everyone loved them.
Emi

MrsMissey Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 10:36pm

If your chocolate is too thick, just add a little crisco in the chocolate before melting it ! I've always used the butter flavored crisco but I am sure the regular is ok too!

briansbaker Posted 15 Jul 2005 , 11:02pm

So you make these cake balls bite sizes?

KayDay Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 4:11am

OK, guys my sister and I were messing around with some ideas in the kitchen tonight and came up with the most delicious cake ball I have ever personally tasted! We had some strawberry cakes just plain made from a mix strawberry flavored cakes.... 2- 6 in. X about 3 in.
We put 1/4 c. cream and 3/4 c. milk in the KA and a box of vanilla pudding mix, and blended it. Then we added a 1/2 of an 8. oz. block of cream cheese and added maybe 1/8 c. of the strawberry glaze that you put on cheesecake in there and mixed it....then added the crumbled cakes and mixed for a little bit and..OMG!!!! Then we covered the balls in White chocolate and sprinkled them with toasted chopped pecans...TO DIE FOR!!!!! Kind of tastes like a creamy strawberry cheesecake with white choc on it...MMMMMm

Ironbaker Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 1:27pm

Now that sounds good KayDay! You two really got creative.

Paramount Crystals are also good for smoother chocolate.

Bubbles Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 2:09pm

abbey - I can't belive I never thought of using my mini crock pot to melt my chocolate for dipping. OMG what a goof I am . Definalty doing that next time.

I never have any scraps left because my boyfriend justs eats them. So I haven't had a chance to make any. Next time I make a cake, I will have to slap his hand. I really want to try the ones with PB.

PurplePetunia Posted 16 Jul 2005 , 7:14pm

Well, this is definitely new to me. Sounds great.

I think I understand how they are made, but does anyone have any pictures they could post, so I can see what they look like?

Also, are there any approximate measurements as to how much cake you should use to how much liquid (or is it icing?) icon_confused.gif

Please clarify. icon_redface.gif

Thanks!

Purple Petunia icon_smile.gif

SweetCreations Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 5:37am

I tried the Crisco it Worked Wonders!!!! Thank You MrsMissey the chocolate was Much Smoother and So PRETTY! I can't wait to do Strawberries with this. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM..
~Sweet~=0)

peacockplace Posted 18 Jul 2005 , 3:21pm

When I made mine, I did them about two bites size. I used a tablespoon scoop, but made them a tiny bit smaller than that. I'm not sure what size everyone else is doing. Are they supposed to be the size of a cupcake, or mini cupcake..... What size does everyone make theirs????

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