I made my first batch of cake balls this weekend, OH MY LORD!!!! They were SOOOOOOOOOO good.!!! I was wondering if you could freeze them? If so , do you freeze them before or after covering them in chocolate? Or would you be better to freeze the whole big ball before you make the little balls?? I always have so much cake leftovers on the weekends and not so much time to make them right after baking, so I thought maybe I could freeze it until I had time to do them. I think I am addicted!!! My family loved them too. Thanks so much for everyones great ideas here! You are all wonderful.
I've read that you can freeze the rolled cake balls, thaw them in refrigerator, and then dip them as you need them.
I freeze the cake scraps...Then when i need to make cake balls. i thaw them in fridge...after i roll them in balls. i then refreeze till i need them...
Yes......you can freeze your cake leftovers and then thaw and make the balls. Or, you can make the cake balls (undipped) and freeze them until ready to dip. It's best that you don't freeze already dipped cakeballs because the chocolate will sweat and not be as good, but if you really need to you can.
I roll my cake scraps and buttercream up into balls, place on a sheet pan and freeze until solid. I then transfer them to an air-tight plastic box and freeze.
Now they are all ready for when I want to dip a dozen or 5 dozen. I melt my chocolate and away I go!
To me, the rolling part is pretty tedious so getting that step out of the way, I can have fun with dipping and decorating.
This tip is from the How to article on making cake balls, hope this helps
TIP: Store frozen â un-dipped â cake balls in an air tight container sealed with both lid and plastic wrap. Remove just before dipping to help the chocolate coating set.
I store cake scraps in the freezer before making cake balls and also freeze the cake balls after dipping. I don't have a problem with sweating because I just pop them out of the freezer and stick them in my mouth.
I just made over 200. I made up the cake balls and froze them, then dipped them frozen. Warning - my white chocolate ones cracked after I dipped them. I had to let the cake balls thaw a bit before dipping to avoid the cracking. The chocolate ones did fine, though.
Thanks so much everyone!!! I have some big orders for this weekend and my sons 2nd birthday so,,, I will be have LOTS of leftovers to freeze. Thanks again!!!!!!!!