Cake Balls ???

Decorating By KATHIESKREATIONS Updated 27 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm by aggiechef

KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 5:31pm
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icon_confused.gif Is this NEW to the cake world, like cup cakes were at one time? I don't remember where I had seen this, but could someone please tell me exactly what 'Cake Balls' are & how to make them? Sounds very interesting icon_rolleyes.gif Thanks much

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heycake Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 5:46pm
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Cake Balls are cake crumbs mixed with a binder of some kind and then formed into balls and dipped in chocolate. Many people mix the crumbs with buttercream or flavored coffee creamers and then dip them in candy coating like Wilton candy melts.

ETA: There is a HUGE thread about them if you do a search or google Bakerella and check out her many variations on the cake ball. icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 5:47pm
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If you do a search you will find several variations of recipes. It's bacially cake scraps miked with a binder (I use a small amount of BC), rolled into a ball, refrigerate or freeze (I freeze) to hold the shape and reduce crumbs then dipped into melted chcolate. I have some christmas ones in my photos.

metria Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 5:56pm
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I'm pretty new to the cake world. I had never heard of them until I attended a wedding last October and the groom's cake was a mini stadium full of cake ball football players and fans. Too cool! This was made by an Austin bakery: http://www.austincakeball.com/

I'm not sure if many towns actually have cake ball specialists. Any pros out there who specifically target the cake ball wanting audience?

aggiechef Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm
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Metria - I love the Austin Cake Ball website. I saw the picture of a groom's cake that was a stadium filled with cake balls. It was very cute and such a clever idea. I don't think many towns have cake ball specialists like that, but I'm sure there would be a want for it if more people knew they exisited. I've brought them up to work before and my coworkers loved them and most had never seen them before.

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