Cake Balls - Other Ideas Instead Of Chocolate Coating?

Decorating By sweet_2th_fairy Updated 10 Feb 2009 , 5:15pm by michellesArt

sweet_2th_fairy Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 3:29pm
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I've never made cake balls, but they sound delicious. Unfortunately, I will be making them for people that cannot have chocolate or nuts. Anyone have any suggestions on other options for dipping them in? I know one recipe suggested powdered sugar, anything else? TIA!

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2txmedics Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:06pm
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How about dipping them in candy melted...different flavors for color...I went to a 15yr old, and they just iced them in b/c in the theme of the party, colorful...add luster for added slimmer

prcutie71 Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:18pm
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How about poured/liquid fondant...

ngfcake Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:18pm
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Poured fondant?

Edited to say: prcutie71, I think we were writing at the same time!!

prcutie71 Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:22pm
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LOL ngfcake...great minds think alike!!

Cookie4 Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:27pm
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Powdered sugar doesn't work very well as the moisture in the icing that binds the cake balls together starts to dissolve the powdered sugar. I love the poured fondant idea and I would roll in jimmies, non-parells, or colored sugar (coarse or fine). How about also rolling in crushed candy bars such as Butterfingers or Heath Bars too.

sweetpea223 Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:35pm
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how about dipping it in powdered sugar glaze? You know, the glaze that we use on top of bundt cakes or donuts.... try coloring them too...

Dizzymaiden Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:40pm
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Alton Brown did a show where he rolled truffles in crushed nuts, coconut and cocoa powder. I bet rolling them in pistachos would look pretty.

Dizzymaiden Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:42pm
post #9 of 16 nuts!

KittisKakes Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:43pm
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No nuts and no chocolate... hmmm, what about crushed cookies, like vanilla wafers or graham crackers. Put them in a food processor to get it really fine.

tinygoose Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:49pm
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white chocolate melts

Melvira Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:53pm
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Crushed cereal.

ETA an Example: PB cake balls rolled in crushed PB Cap'n Crunch. Sounds weird. Tastes good. Gives it a slight crunchy coating.

cheesecakes-galore Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 4:57pm
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Usually those alergic to chocolate can still have white chocolate. If that is the case with them, you can dip them in a white chocolate.

sweet_2th_fairy Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 5:04pm
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Thank you so much for all your suggestions. They sounds sooo yummy! Since I've never made these before, are the cake balls sticky? I'm asking because some of the suggestions were cookie crumbs, crushed cereal, etc. and I wasn't sure how to make these ingredients "stick" to the cake balls. Any cake ball recipes that anyone would like to share? icon_smile.gif

michellesArt Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 5:13pm
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i agree that poured fondant would be a good alternative (just double check the ingredients-is it nut based-almonds?) or sugar sand, sprinkles/jimmies oreocookie crumbs (ymmmm)

michellesArt Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 5:15pm
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i just thought of bakerella has the best cake ball related anything!! she was on martha stewart a while back and has a great blog (just search bakerella) hope that helps icon_smile.gif

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