Another Cake Ball Question

Baking By susanmm23 Updated 28 Oct 2005 , 12:56pm by CIndymm4

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susanmm23 Posted 28 Oct 2005 , 4:08am
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ok i have a few boxes of pudding mix. cani add just the powder to the scrap and maybe add a little milk for my liquid. anyone ever tried this????

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 28 Oct 2005 , 5:38am
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Hi again Susan! Haha, I think we are destined to be penpals tonight!
well, actually, it might taste a bit chemical to you. I have a friend that makes an icing with the pudding mix in it and personally, I find it gets a bit of a weird taste and a chemical feeling.
You know that you can just add your regular buttecream to it, right? About 1/4 to 1/3 cup to about the cake scraps a 6 inch cake would amount to (Ladycake's calculation which I find pretty accurate).
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

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susanmm23 Posted 28 Oct 2005 , 11:51am
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Thanks Squirrelly i always for get about just adding BCI think i will do that. They are going to be for my DH work all the guys love sweets so for halloween i am sending some treats their way.

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briansbaker Posted 28 Oct 2005 , 12:19pm
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I used the coffee syrup I picked up at Alberstons.. They were to die for!! They turned out very, very sweet and the taste was amazing! good luck!

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MrsMissey Posted 28 Oct 2005 , 12:36pm
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Peanut butter is a great alternative too!

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cakecre8tor Posted 28 Oct 2005 , 12:41pm
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Ok what exactly is a cake ball and how do you make them??? I searched for a recipe but did not have much luck!


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CIndymm4 Posted 28 Oct 2005 , 12:56pm
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Cake balls are sweet little treats using your left over cake is the recipe I like best from Cookieman who used to be a member here.

Here is Cookieman's recipe...

2 cups crumbled cake scraps
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
1/4 cup chopped almonnds (or any other nut you like, or mini-chocolate chips, or M&Ms, you get the idea!)
2 generous shots of amaretto (or any other liquer you may like, a good non-alcohol substitution is any flavored coffee creamer)

Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingedients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.

I use a tablespoon cookie scoop to make the balls uniform in size. Roll the scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip them in chocolate(following) or roll them in confectioners' sugar or cocoa.

Melt 1 lb. of candy melts and add approximately a tablespoons of crisco to make it a bit more smooth. Also, put the container (in my case, a pyrex measuring cup) of melted candy melts in a very hot (I use amost boiling) water bath to keep the chocolate fluid. dip balls into the chocolate using a spoon and a dipping fork (in my case, a plastic fork with the two middle tines cut out) Don't worry if the dipped balls have a "foot" at the base after drying. You can break some off after they have hardened and once they are in the little cake liners, no one will notice. Also, you can decorate the tops with just about anything, sprinkles, candy confetti, chopped nuts, etc. before they dry. Or after they've dried, pipe designs with royal icing or melted candy melts of differnet colors!

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