I have probably two cups+ of cake trimmings and scraps that I would like to make cake balls with. It's vanilla butter cake. Do any of you have a recipe that doesn't call for canned icing that would go well with this cake and how much homemade icing would I then use for two cups of scaps (canned icing isn't availble here)? I searched this site and only got two recipes, one with canned icing and the other was for Toblerone cake balls.
I haven't done them but I've heard of some using melted candly melts and dipping them into that. I don't know if yall have those there or not. HTH
You can use anything that will bind it together. When you put it into the mixer, just eyeball it. Put a little frosting in at a time until it all comes together. I have made chocolate peppermint ones with not frosting at all, just the chocolate cake scraps and the peppermint extract and those came together great...more like a truffle. HTH.
I don't use any binder. My cake is moist enough that I don't add any icing to the cake. I just break the cake up and use a fork to break it up even into a finer crumb. I think adding any icing to the cake mixture makes them too gummy.