Cake Ball Question

Decorating By mjk350 Updated 9 Sep 2009 , 5:19pm by ebear

mjk350 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 3:47pm
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I am making cake balls for the first time. I have the 4oz.bars of Ghirardelli Chocolate. Is that ok to use to coat them in? Or is there something else I should be using?

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Flintstone691961 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 3:55pm
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I use the chocolate candy wafers from Hobby Lobby or Michaels they firm up nicely and taste great.....

G_Cakes Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 3:59pm
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Everytime I try to make cake balls they never ever turn out LOL, they are always to soft or soggy.

Do you ladies have a secret to making them?

ebear Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:08pm
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Hi..Do you pop them in the freezer for a bit? Also..try not to add too much binder..ie buttercream. I find if I add too much they are really soft. I use candy melts to coat mine. I add a bit of Crisco or veggie oil to thin them out a bit before coating my cake balls.

BakedbyLisa Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:09pm
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MJK350 the chocolate shoud work just fine. As for G_Cakes the more filling or whatever you mix with them, the softer they get. Maybe try mixing less into them.

mjk350 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by BakedbyLisa

MJK350 the chocolate shoud work just fine. As for G_Cakes the more filling or whatever you mix with them, the softer they get. Maybe try mixing less into them.




I wanted to use the Ghirardelli Chocolate to coat the Cake Balls and melt Nutella to use as the binder.

ebear Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:19pm
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YUM! That sounds awesome! Just add a bit of Nutella at a time till you can roll the cake into balls. You may have to thin the chocolate out a bit but it might be okay if you heat it over a double boiler.

Good luck!

mjk350 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by ebear

YUM! That sounds awesome! Just add a bit of Nutella at a time till you can roll the cake into balls. You may have to thin the chocolate out a bit but it might be okay if you heat it over a double boiler.

Good luck!




Thanks for your tips. The recipe I found here on CC said you can also melt the Nutella in the microwave. icon_smile.gif

G_Cakes Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:26pm
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Originally Posted by ebear

Hi..Do you pop them in the freezer for a bit? Also..try not to add too much binder..ie buttercream. I find if I add too much they are really soft. I use candy melts to coat mine. I add a bit of Crisco or veggie oil to thin them out a bit before coating my cake balls.




LOL no I havent but I will niw thanks for the heads up and sorry for stealing the thread icon_smile.gif

mjk350 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:34pm
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Originally Posted by G_Cakes

Quote:
Originally Posted by ebear

Hi..Do you pop them in the freezer for a bit? Also..try not to add too much binder..ie buttercream. I find if I add too much they are really soft. I use candy melts to coat mine. I add a bit of Crisco or veggie oil to thin them out a bit before coating my cake balls.



LOL no I havent but I will niw thanks for the heads up and sorry for stealing the thread icon_smile.gif




Thats quite alright. That is how we all learn from here. icon_smile.gif

Janiepie Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 5:13pm
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What exactly is a "cake ball"???

mjk350 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 5:17pm
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Originally Posted by Janiepie

What exactly is a "cake ball"???




http://cakecentral.com/articles/122/how-to-make-cake-balls

mjk350 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 4:40pm
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The cake balls came out great. Thanks for your help and tips. When I put them in the refridgerator to chill they come out a little messy on the bottom. Is there a trick to making the chocolate smooth all around like I see in some pictures? Is there a way to do it on skewers? icon_smile.gif

ebear Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 5:19pm
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Hi..try this website..www.bakerella.com. She makes all sorts of fantastic cakeballs among other things..

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