Originally Posted by Win
Originally Posted by veronica970206
They are presented nicely for the camera!!!! I made cake balls once nd thought to myself, I really do not know if I like these or not, they are kinda strange, but then I thought does everyone else's taste like these? So, I dont know, once you taste a cake ball, you tasted them all, or is there like a high society flavor cake ball out there that is just to die for?? Overall, they do look nice, but for me, if they were truffles I would have been drooling, LMAO!!!!!
I just don't get them either... I've made them a few times with the same thought, "I really do not know if I like these..." I'm not crazy about the texture and I find them to be over-the-top sweet. I wish I could try some of the ones others rave about, so I'd know if I am doing something wrong, but how do you go wrong with mushing up cake scraps and buttercream?
And, yes, if they were truffles...
The texture is "mushed up cake" mixed with frosting or other ingredients added in. You really have to play with it to adjust it to your liking. I use my KA and the dough hook to mash up the cake scraps, and start with a very small amount of frosting (or whatever you are adding) and mix and taste, and mix and taste, until you have a mix you like.
Then I roll mine up and set them on baking racks set over sheet pans and then melt some of the same frosting in the little bottles you use for candy making, and drizzle the frosting back and forth across each one. Let set and then package in foil candy cups, and box up. My clients love them.
So far the most requested flavors are carrot cake with minced pecan pieces and cream cheese frosting, and chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and drizzled with melted chocolate ganache.
I don't dip the cake truffles in chocolate the way most of the websites show. The drizzle over the top gives just a little bit of sweetness and doesn't take the top of your head off due to the sugar high..lol
BTW, when I am working on a new cake flavor, I will make cake truffles using the recipe and give them to people I know and work with to get their opinions. I get really good feedback and they get free treats
(There is a photo of my first carrot cake truffles in my photo gallery)