Cake Balls Texture

Decorating By vcm_9 Updated 20 Feb 2009 , 6:30pm by xstitcher

vcm_9 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:38pm
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Ok, I have made cake balls a couple of times, but they always end up so DENSE!! Is this normal?? I mean very very very dense. Having said that, I usually use mud cake (cause thats what is in the freezer).

Any ideas on how to lightenn them up?? a bit more cake-y rather than super-dense-fudge-like-that-gets-caught-in-your-teeth texture?

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kellertur Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 2:35am
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I'm interested ~ I have some dreamscle cake balls in the freezer and am waiting to coat them. I have such a hard time getting the chocolate to lay smooth. icon_sad.gif

JenniferMI Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 12:00am
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They should be dense, and not mushy at all, in my opinion. You might add just a little buttercream to make them not quite so dense.

K2cakes - E-mail me, I can tell you about the perfect little tool for dipping cake balls.

Jen icon_smile.gif

xstitcher Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 3:44am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JenniferMI

They should be dense, and not mushy at all, in my opinion. You might add just a little buttercream to make them not quite so dense.

K2cakes - E-mail me, I can tell you about the perfect little tool for dipping cake balls.

Jen icon_smile.gif





Hi Jen,

I'd love to hear about this tool too, please let me know if it's ok to email you as well.

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

CakeDiva73 Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 8:57am
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Not sure what the tool is but I have bought both the metal and plastic candy dipping tools (by Wilton, I think) and they just suck.... I use a plain old dinner fork, long tined variety and for me the trick is to invert.

Between that, proper draining and the temp of the chocolate, I have greatly reduced the amount of cakeballs with feet icon_lol.gif

dhccster Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 9:10am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JenniferMI

They should be dense, and not mushy at all, in my opinion. You might add just a little buttercream to make them not quite so dense.

K2cakes - E-mail me, I can tell you about the perfect little tool for dipping cake balls.

Jen icon_smile.gif




Hi- I hope it's OK if I e-mail you as well. I really do like the idea of cake truffles, I hate to throw away the extra cake scraps. TIA for sharing. ~Heidi

JenniferMI Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 12:35pm
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Sure it's ok if you e-mail me. I have to respect the rules on CC....

Jennifer icon_smile.gif

xstitcher Posted 20 Feb 2009 , 6:30pm
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Thanks Jen, emailing now! icon_smile.gif

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