I have tried to make them once before and didn't relaly care for them. That was back before I knew anything about cake decorating though. Should I try them again? Anyone care to share pics or great recipe/combos?
I don't like them myself, however, everyone else seems to love them. I just don't really care for the texture of them.
What are cakeballs???? They have the word cake in them...so I am sure I would love them!!!
Make them again!!!! They are wonderful and I have tried almost every recipe/version out there! I haven't found a bad one yet!
I do like the ones I have made with the flavored creamers mixed in a little better, because there are such a variety of flavors available now...you can make all kinds of combos!
I now have a lady at work hooked on them and she asks for some every week ...she is a cake ball addict. Plus it is a wonderful way to use your cake scraps! Go for it!!!!
I tried them for the first time around Thanksgiving, I got so many orders. There was only 1 person that didn't like them out of several of my co-workers. I made several different flavor combos. I am really glad I found the recipe so I don't have to throw away any scraps and bad cakes.
I don't know if I made them wrong but I thought they were horrible. They were so dense and thick that I nearly chocked!
I like them made with buttercream.Toba's french vanilla buttercream. I'm going to try to make some tonight with Cinnamon Coffee Frosting
I tried it with the flavored creamers. Yucks. they taste soggy or something(at least to me they do!)
I hate them...taste like already chewed cake...NASTY!
I tried some with carmel vanilla creamer and the creamer was so strong. Maybe I added too much but they were sickening sweet. My kids loved them and my dad like them, too, but I couldn't eat them
I have somehow managed to get all of the women & some of the men at church addicted to cakeballs. My "famous" flavor is my chocolate which has a cinnamon flavor to it. I coat it with chocolate candy coating. I can tolerate eating one to see if it's really gross. I think they are way too sweet. I don't use cake scraps. I make a cake just to do cakeballs, I only add in a very small amount of creamer, I never use icing. YUCK!!!! I don't like icing anyway. Maybe retry them, you might like them this go round.
I just made them for the first time on Sunday--love them and so does the rest of my family! The cake scraps I had were so moist I didn't add any kind of liquid. Just used my Pampered Chef round cookie scoop, made the balls, let them harden in the freezer for a bit, then rolled them in melted chocolate bark. They came out nice and round.
I used chocolate and spice cake scraps--I LOVED the spice cake ones!
Try them again!
You should definitely try them again! I use the caramel creamer in mine and I love them. My children are not big cake fans and they love the chocolate cake balls. My best friends teenage son cuts my grass in exchange for white cake balls with caramel creamer. I drizzle mine with chocolate rather than dip them.
Oh yeah almost forgot I use only enough creamer to bind the cake so that I can roll them. If a grab a bit in the palm of my hand and it sticks together its usually enough, I have made them with too much creamer and they came out a little mushy. I don't freeze mine.
My family love cake balls to no end. My DH even told me to ditch cake and only make cakeballs from now on.
When my 7 year old see me pull out the chocolate melting pot, she screeches...."cakeballs!!!"
I WANT to love them but the 2 times I tried they were gross I am sure I am doing something wrong but mine were super mushy. I am still confused how to make them. Is it cake, icing & creamer ?
I make sure not to add too much icing, because it does make them too mushy. Just enough to bind is the best. Also, you can make the icing flavored with just a touch of liquor (only for adults), and it does a wonderful number on them.
i think they are GU-ROSS! i'd rather eat CAKE!
I haven't tried them yet. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. Can someone point me in the right direction for variations? (hint hint....oh Jan ) LOL
I too have tried them once, and it wasn't pretty! I had to trash them.
Maybe I didn't do it right? I think they look great and so many love them..I must be missing something.
I LOVE cake balls. It's like a little piece of cake in one bite! Make sure you add enough icing. It makes it taste great. Oh, and cover it in cho0colate. Just awesome!
Sue!...Hang in there!
I almost gave up after the second try! I was sooo disappointed with my first two batches...I just didn't understand what the fuss was all about! I thought I must be doing something wrong. Guess what? I was!!!!
I was using too much liquid as a binder and it was a soggy mess. My cake was already pretty moist so I used just a smidge of either melted caramel or sweetened condensed milk and then the other ingredients.
I am sooooo glad I tried the third time! YUM-MEE!!!
they are ok, everyone I know likes them, my husband and I don't care for them because of the hard candy that they get dipped in. I don't like dipping them in chocolate or white chocolate. I don't like the hardness of the candy coating. Does anyone else have any suggestions for dipping them?
Let me put my 2 cents in. I just made a carrot cake that didn't rise in the middle so, naturally, this went for cake balls. I used some of the Crusting Cream Cheese (recipe on this site) as my binder, and boy howdy - it was SOOOO good. And this was BEFORE I covered them in chocolate. I used a chocolate kiss mold and put a little ball of the mixture in the middle. Oh wow! They were delish! I am not one to like truffles, but these were awesome! This is the third or fourth time I have made them, and we have really like them each time. I, too, say "don't give up"! They are great when they are done correctly.
TCDUP: If you don't get the cake/binder mixture too soggy, I think they are great by themselves, without the chocolate. I just used a small cookie dough scooper, put them on wax paper, and then refrigerated to help firm them up (used BC for the binder), and they were great!
I do not like them at all!! I can stand to eat about 1 if it's chocolate cake covered in chocolate, but other than that, no thanks.
However, I made 60 last night and took them to work (cuz they wouldn't quit bugging me to bring in some) and they were gone in no time. I work with 18 other people and some weren't even there today, so that shows how much they all like them. It's a texture thing for me.
If you don't like the hard shell.. and I don't either .. try using chocolate ganache. Add 1/2 the cream as you normally would and they'll set up a little firmer. I use ganache for chocolate covered strawberries too and it is great! You don't get big chunks of chocolate all over the place and you get rich creamy chocolate in every bite.. mmmm.. now I want to make chocolate covered strawberries.. . Candy melts are just GROSS IMHO and I stay away from them like the plague.
I have never made cake balls, but if you don't like the crunch of the chocolate.. try ganache..
I just made my first batch tonight and they were AMAZING!!!!
I have only ever tried them once and I really didnt care for them. Too soft and I cant stand the feeling of something already chewed in my mouth blah
I hate them...taste like already chewed cake...NASTY!
if I didnt have boys in my house...and know that you have boys...Id ask how you know this "flavor" .....iw as sitting here trying to think of a way to describe why I hate these little cake creatures.....and you NAILED it!
i made them using the coffee creamer and white choc but it was sooooooo sweet i couldn't eat an entire one , i gues my mistake was the white choc. I'm not really a candy making person so i;'m not that experienced ,
I made a them once and thought they were nasty, maybe with icing they'd be okay but I didn't like the taste from the creamer at all.