I have just been hired and the Executive Designer at a new bake shop. I was thinking that i could use day old cupcake for cake balls- frosting and all. do you all think the cake would get to dry to do this? I thought it woudl be a good way to eliminate some waste, provide something at a lower price range and a smaller bite size remedy for a sweet tooth/ Whatcha think?
since you're using a liquid (flavored half and half) to bind the cake crumbs into balls, you shouldn't have to worry about the cake being dry. Anyways, even if it's only a day old, keep the scraps properly covered. They shouldn't dry out too bad.
Making cake balls is an EXCELLENT way to cut down on waste. I've heard a few bakers throw them in for free when someone orders a carved cake. I've considered offering them alone as well. Think of the money you could make with them! Super cheap and delicious. Perfect medium for someone who may not want a whole fancy cake, but thinks cupcakes are too basic or plain.
......since you're using a liquid (flavored half and half) to bind the cake crumbs into balls,........
I don't. Usually the cake is moist enough that just a bit of icing is all that's needed.
To original poster: go for it. A great way to up sales; cut waste and introduce a new product
I think it's the perfect way to use the scraps even add some small design as decoration or roll in walnuts mini Choco chips endless with them I like the idea of giving with a carved cake... You can freeze them to in freezer bags before dipping. Good luck.
I made some from leftover cake (3 days old) and they were fabulous. My boss loved them and loved the idea about cutting down on waste.