Could somebody please explain what cake balls are and how you make them?
They are simply left over cake scraps, mixed up in a mixer, then add a little moisture to the mix such as frosting, coffee creamer, etc...until the mixture resembles cookie dough. Then you scoop up about a T. of the stuff, shape it into a ball, freeze, then dip in chocolate. TA-DA cake balls or as I like to call them, when I'm trying to be a bit sophisticated--Cake Truffles--sounds more classy don't ya think . I just recently started making them and they have truly been a hit everywhere I've taken them and people are actually buying them!!
Look on the homepage and you will see a tutorial on making cake balls, very easy.
Cake balls can also be made from a regular cake recipe. Make your fav. cake recipe and add frosting. When I first heard of them back in the day, I started w a simple box mix and a tub of frosting. Bake the cake, let it cool completely, then break it into little crumbles in a bowl. Add frosting, almost a tub, (probably 3/4 of it) and mix until totally incorporated. I find it easier to mix with my hands, not to mention more fun! Then form into little balls and stick in fridge or freezer. Dip into melted chocolate and let set. Enjoy! Red velvet cake w cc frosting dipped in milk or dk choc, strawberry cake w vanilla frosting dipped in white choc. good luck!
Those sound awesome.....what a great idea! Thanks everyone!
Since we are on the topic of cake crumbs. Here comes a brief hijack. To make almond paste. Take same yellow cake crumbs, and add almond extract. A very cheap alternative.
Thanks Mike !