Cake Balls, Really...

Decorating By DesertDiva Updated 16 Dec 2012 , 1:38am by FromScratchSF

DesertDiva Posted 14 Dec 2012 , 2:21am
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ASeriously, my fellow Artists. Please stop with the "Balls", as if the Art of Baking/Cooking isn't occupied with more Men than Women in the field. Cake Lollipops, Petite fours, Mini-cakes, Little guilt free bites, anything really but "Balls".

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gscout73 Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 8:36am
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Buuuuuut that's what they are - balls. Balls and ball pops. Petite fours are not spherical. Mini cakes are also not spheres. There is nothing wrong with calling them what they are - balls. There is no negative connotation when used in context. So, I am not understanding the reason for your post. Color me confused.

vgcea Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 8:53am
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You no likey cake BALLS? What wrong with cake BALLS? Okay, go to this thread and tell us how you really feel about cake BALLS.

http://cakecentral.com/t/751860/things-not-to-ask-say-to-a-baker/210

cazza1 Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 9:19am
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God forbid that we have to start with political correctness in our cake decorating so as not to offend someones sensibilities.
 

AnnieCahill Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 9:25am
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This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.  So, should we start referring to base-spherical white object?  Beach spherical plastic air-filled object?


Seriously?
 

mcaulir Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 10:08am
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Ha ha ha ha! I wonder why someone who is so enthusiastic about policing people's word usage has mis-spelled their own username. Unless you're really into sand and camels?

 

This is a troll, yes?

leah_s Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 10:15am
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AI did push the term "cruffle" some time ago. It's a combination of "cake" and "truffle". Feel free to say that if you prefer. P.S. dessert has 2 s's.

SugaredSaffron Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 10:34am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 

Ha ha ha ha! I wonder why someone who is so enthusiastic about policing people's word usage has mis-spelled their own username. Unless you're really into sand and camels?

 

This is a troll, yes?


Well maybe she's a diva of the desert?

Anyways, I don't think she meant is seriously. Cake testicles sounds much worse.

Dani1081 Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 1:24pm
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sugaredsaffron!!!!! HILARIOUS!

BakingIrene Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 5:01pm
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"Cake" balls are not cake, but crumbs of cake smooshed into a different life form.  I have only made the kind with alcohol, so I call them "booze balls".

 

PS my local pharmacist has lately been handing out pairs of Ferrero Rocher with prescriptions of  Viagra, Cialis, etc...

Apti Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 6:05pm
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene 

"Cake" balls are not cake, but crumbs of cake smooshed into a different life form.  I have only made the kind with alcohol, so I call them "booze balls".

 

PS my local pharmacist has lately been handing out pairs of Ferrero Rocher with prescriptions of  Viagra, Cialis, etc...


I love your pharmacist.

 

I've met some booze balls at office parties.

carmijok Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 6:34pm
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   Let's extend this to anything with 'balls' in the name-- including sports... how about, basket-rounds...basespheres...foot-fours. 

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 6:45pm
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AI for one am am shocked at the suggestion that someone wouldn't want to hear it, it's always the highlight of my day when someone says [B] balls[\B]

DeniseNH Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 7:29pm
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So, do we call them Cake Holes.  Like doughnut holes.  Apparently they didn't want to call the little round doughnuts, balls either.  Seriously, with all that's going on in the world lately, this is SOOOOOOOOOoo not a priority.

SugaredSaffron Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 7:39pm
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So, do we call them Cake Holes.  Like doughnut holes.  Apparently they didn't want to call the little round doughnuts, balls either.  Seriously, with all that's going on in the world lately, this is SOOOOOOOOOoo not a priority.


Really want to, but I won't...

Marianna46 Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 8:09pm
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Hahaha! I have no problem with the term cake BALLS for ***ist reasons. I just think cake TRUFFLES sounds classier. All the more necessary when what you're pushing is, as BakingIrene says, smooshed up cake crumbs covered with chocolate! I also love your pharmacist's little giftie - although if I were the customer I wouldn't know whether to laugh or take offense: is the guy giving me some since I obviously don't have any?icon_biggrin.gif

Marianna46 Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 8:12pm
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Seriously? I got bleeped for using that little three-letter word that begins with s and ends with x in a totally non-***ual (it's okay, I bleeped myself this time, just to save you the trouble) context???

SugarQueenie Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 8:45pm
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cake bites? amusing thread nonetheless

shanter Posted 15 Dec 2012 , 11:55pm
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Small globular cake units?

 

No. I've decided I'd rather hear MOIST than globular --ick.

jgifford Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 12:13am
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Really want to, but I won't...

I totally admire your restraint.

JWinslow Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 12:25am
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I have nothing to add,yet, cause I can't stop laughing- the kind with snorts lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Spooky_789 Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 1:03am
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Perhaps she was thinking of the Schweddy Balls - love this Saturday Night Live skit!

 


costumeczar Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 1:28am
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Originally Posted by Marianna46 

Hahaha! I have no problem with the term cake BALLS for ***ist reasons. I just think cake TRUFFLES sounds classier. All the more necessary when what you're pushing is, as BakingIrene says, smooshed up cake crumbs covered with chocolate! I also love your pharmacist's little giftie - although if I were the customer I wouldn't know whether to laugh or take offense: is the guy giving me some since I obviously don't have any?icon_biggrin.gif

Oh no, way! Truffles have nothing to do with cake! When someone tells me "here's a truffle" and I bite into a piece of globbed up cake that's covered with nasty candy melts and held together with icing that is more than a disappointment. Truffles should have cream, chocolate and perhaps some booze in them, but NO CAKE!!!!!

 

I suggest "cake descended ovaries" for a more female-centric version of cake balls. Just to clarify that there are women who bake, naturally.

mcaulir Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 1:32am
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Originally Posted by Marianna46 

Seriously? I got bleeped for using that little three-letter word that begins with s and ends with x in a totally non-***ual (it's okay, I bleeped myself this time, just to save you the trouble) context???

I suspect it's to avoid some of the ads that search for key words. Although I shudder to think what ads will come from this thread. I think cake descended ovaries is my favourite alternative name so far, and I'll definitely be going to play basketshpere from now on. icon_smile.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 1:38am
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Sorry to kill the fun kids, but I have to delete this one.  Little too out of hand.

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