Fall-Themed Cake Balls/truffles??

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Kate714 Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 10:10pm
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I have my first paid cake truffle order, and she requested a mix of flavors, with a "fall theme." She wants them dipped in chocolate. I've already thought of drizzling orange cake melts on top, but what else can I do??? I thought of using a stiff BC to pipe a leaf on top, but then I won't be able to stack them (if I need to). Any suggestions?


Also, any ideas on packaging, if I can't stack them? I'm thinking something like a small shirt box...would that be weird looking? Does Michael's sell something like that?

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Kate714 Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 10:16pm
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oops, meant orange CANDY melts! I got cake on the brain LOL

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justsweet Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 10:18pm
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Why not strip with a dark and light orange strip on some then brown and a light shade of brown on the rest for fall colors. You can also make tiny little leaves. Roll fondant into a tear shap - press and then add lines or if you a leaf veiner.

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Dizzymaiden Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 10:19pm
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I think it would be fun to have them dipped in orange poured fondant and pipe on a pumkin lines with vine and stem...too much?

Little bright mum's in royal icing would look so cute. Wish I could be there to help, sounds like a fun project.

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jillchap Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 10:26pm
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it would be super nice to do fall flavours as well... pumpkin, spice and apple, maybe with cream cheese frosting.
good luck with your order!

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Kate714 Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 10:42pm
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good suggestions on the flavors...I thought of some like that too...yum!!

Not sure how to do poured fondant?!?

As for fondant leaves...how could I get them to stick to the chocolate?

thanks!

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justsweet Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 10:49pm
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Let the leave dry for maybe two hours or longer if not in a hurry. when ready to put on - dap a little chocolate with a toothpick and place leaf on truffle.

I would make the leave ahead of time so you are not running around. Then you can put luster dust them before placing on truffle.

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Kate714 Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 11:40pm
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ah, a reason to get some luster dust!! I've been wanting to get some icon_biggrin.gif

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Kate714 Posted 16 Oct 2006 , 11:58pm
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oh, forgot to mention...these will be for around Thanksgiving. Is that too late to do leaves?? She said "fall-themed"!!

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NEWTODECORATING Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 1:17am
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While the choc is still wet you can shake any kind of sprinkles or sugars on them. Wilton has a fall leaf one that is great for this.

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justsweet Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 1:24am
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No, it will not be too late to add leaves. Fall ends in December

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Kate714 Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 1:35am
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okay good. I'm thinking...all the trees around here will be bare by then! but I'm not about to put turkeys on them icon_lol.gif

thanks for the tip about the sprinkles...I think I actually have some of those!

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Dizzymaiden Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by Kate714

Not sure how to do poured fondant?!?As for fondant leaves...how could I get them to stick to the chocolate? thanks!




Tip: if too think ...add more water to make easier to pour. Put you cake balls on a rack with wax paper underneath. Like Petit Fours. When dry add a dot of royal icing to secure any fondant/royal icing deocrations.

INGREDIENTS
6 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon almond extract
DIRECTIONS
In a saucepan, combine confectioners' sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches a temperature of 92 degrees F (33 degrees C.) Mixture should be thin enough to pour, but thick enough to coat cake.

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Kate714 Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 5:29pm
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it does sound fun! thanks

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KHalstead Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 5:36pm
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my first thought was acorns! What if you make a small disc for the top out of choc. candy clay??? Make the cake balls look like acorns.

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chele Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 5:49pm
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Love the Acorn idea.. How cute!!!!

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Lynz Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 5:55pm
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What about mini pinicones. There are some really neat pictures on here and I think they would add a neat touch with the leaves

Good Luck

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Kate714 Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 6:28pm
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the acorn idea is cute...I made some out of fondant...but my cake balls are much too big to look like acorns!

those pine cones look really nice, but complicated!!

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