Cake Ball Idea Spreadsheet...

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WarEagle Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 6:27pm
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I've compiled a simple spreadsheet with some of the ideas for cake balls that have been posted in the forums. I know I didn't get all of the ideas, but this is a start to get people inspired with new combinations! Enjoy...and be sure to post any new combinations you might try...

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diane Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 6:32pm
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thanks!...i'm going to give some of these a try...i have cake scraps coming out of my ears! icon_biggrin.gif

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Lynnscakes_sc Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 6:32pm
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Thank you WarEagle for the spreadsheet. I am new to cake balls and you have given me a ton of options to try!

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diane Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 6:35pm
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wow!!! i just opened it!...there's a ton of different combos!...thank-you very much for sharing!!! icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gif

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tasha27 Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 6:46pm
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Thanks so much I am about to have a ball ( hahaha)

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christy633 Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 6:47pm
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wow, that's a lot of combinations! I never thought of peanut butter. Last week, I added almond extract to chocolate with chocolate coating and another batch was peppermint extract to chocolate rolled in icing sugar - the favorite was peppermint icon_smile.gif

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lanibird Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 7:33pm
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Thank You so much! You just saved me the time to do this! icon_razz.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Me thinks there are cake balls in my future. icon_biggrin.gif

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cambo Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 7:42pm
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I haven't been a fan of cake balls in the past.....crashed and burned on my first and second attempt, but these combinations make me want to try again! Thank you so much for posting this and saving us all time!

Cammie

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WarEagle Posted 12 Sep 2007 , 10:18pm
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Glad I could help...I love cake balls and have been having fun trying new combinations people have posted...thanks to all of you for the ideas!!!

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katwomen1up Posted 13 Sep 2007 , 12:30am
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Thanks WarEagle, I've been wanting to make cakeballs for a long time, just never did. With all this great information it won't be too long now. I also have scraps coming out of my ears. icon_smile.gif

Kat

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vonnie99 Posted 13 Sep 2007 , 12:52am
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Add me to the list of grateful CCers!

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mommachris Posted 13 Sep 2007 , 5:38am
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now that the weather is getting cooler I'm about to get up to my elbows in balls again. icon_lol.gif

I give them as gifts to the ladies at my church who watch/teach my children. God bless those dears.

mommachris

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frstech Posted 13 Sep 2007 , 1:45pm
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thanks for this, I wonder if this could be posted somehow on here where everyone could just add to the list when they come up with a new combo and we could all access it??

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Angy Posted 13 Sep 2007 , 5:22pm
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I should have checked here before I made mine. I've got two batches I'm working on right now for teachers snacks tomorrow. Plain old carrot/cream cheese/white and then yellow/chocolate/chocolate. Ah, this list will give me ideas for next week!!

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Antylucifer Posted 14 Sep 2007 , 2:14pm
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Thanks so much for the spreadsheet, it was so nice of you to share it. I have a few bags of frozen cake just waiting to become balls and now I can try different flavors. Just one question please-can you give approximate amounts of the cake & binder. I can't seem to make them right-sometimes we like them & sometimes we don't. I think its a matter of how much binding I use, but can't figure out the right consistancy. Any ideas?

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missym Posted 14 Sep 2007 , 2:26pm
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This is fantastic. I've made cake balls a couple times (my favorite is with irish cream, choc cake and white chocoate covering). I can't wait to try these other flavor combos. Thanks so much for sharing. That was so very nice of you.

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WarEagle Posted 14 Sep 2007 , 3:00pm
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Antilucifer, I struggle with the amount of binder, also. The original recipes I saw have one tub of frosting per cake mix, but I haven't tried that because it seems like too much...guess I'll have to try it with some cake I will have left over from a wedding cake I'm doing today.

Any other ideas from anyone?...or tips???

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WarEagle Posted 14 Sep 2007 , 3:00pm
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Antylucifer, I struggle with the amount of binder, also. The original recipes I saw have one tub of frosting per cake mix, but I haven't tried that because it seems like too much...guess I'll have to try it with some cake I will have left over from a wedding cake I'm doing today.

Any other ideas from anyone?...or tips???

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aswartzw Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 6:05pm
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This is great! Thanks so much for doing this spreadsheet. I was going to make cake balls (my first time ever) with cake scraps but was feeling overwhelmed with all the suggestions and different ways to do it. This will help out so much

Thanks again.

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eatdessert1st Posted 1 Oct 2007 , 8:15am
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awesome spreadsheet!
I finally made some (1st try) last night. Used
1. orange marmalade cake w/ a few T of orange marmalade as a binder; 2. lemon butter cake w/ a bit of strawberry IMBC as a binder: both of those dipped in white chocolate; 3. red velvet cake w/ some choc. rasp. ganache as a binder and dipped in chocolate. I was really surprised at how much they were liked. Only 1 person felt they were too sweet. Everyone else adored them. You can imagine how many of those things I made w/ leftover torted layers of cake and ALL of them were gone by the end of the shift.
I can see how if you use too much binder they'd get soggy. I used just enough binder to keep the cake crumbs together. But I do need a better way of dipping as they didn't come out as smooth as I'd like.... any tips on that last step???

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BabyC1985 Posted 1 Oct 2007 , 8:42am
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thank you for sharing.

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WarEagle Posted 1 Oct 2007 , 2:07pm
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Thanks, y'all! eatdessert1st, those combos sound great! I made some last week, too, and took to the bank where I used to work...everyone loved them and asked for a price list...but I have no idea what to charge...anyone got ideas?

I have a bunch of bon bon candy molds, and I used those instead of dipping.
I put a small amount of chocolate in the bottom of the mold, rolled my cake into small flattened balls and pushed them into the chocolate, then topped with more chocolate. After they hardened in the fridge, I drizzled with either white or dark chocolate...everyone thought they were fantastic!

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Bubbles_Cakery Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 4:21am
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A tub of frosting???  No way!!!  LOL  We make tons of custom cakepops, and it takes very little binder or they come out simply nasty.  It depends on the recipe and whether or not I wait for the cake to cool completely before I throw it back in the Kitchenaid bowl with the paddle attachment.  Chocolate cakes tend to need more binder than most others, but most flavors require about a tablespoon or two.  It also depends on what you are using for a binder.  The key for us is to blend it until it just starts to form a ball and stop immediately.

 

Now I have a question, being that I've not spent a lot of time here:  Where is this spreadsheet?  I don't see a link to the file for some reason!  This is the second spreadsheet I've looked for and both not found, so it must be something I'm not aware of. or I'm blind!  LOL

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slun4ogledka Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 5:10am
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This tread is 6 years old :) 

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Bubbles_Cakery Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 5:55am
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AThank you! Well, it's true...I didn't look at the date. I probably still would've asked, though...not knowing the threads become defunct over time. Now I'm wondering why the useless threads aren't purged with the file? Lol ;)

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CWR41 Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 6:20am
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Originally Posted by Bubbles_Cakery 

Thank you! Well, it's true...I didn't look at the date. I probably still would've asked, though...not knowing the threads become defunct over time. Now I'm wondering why the useless threads aren't purged with the file? Lol icon_wink.gif


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