the picture looks awesome. do you mind if i try something like this? how do you think it would look to make the meatballs out of chocolate cake balls made with chocolate cake crumbs and a icing similar to the color of the sauce or chocolate frosting? and not coat them with a outer crust like you would normally do with a cake ball? maybe make the cake the shape of a bowl kinda like your tea cup picture with a piece of cake or rice krispy treat covered in fondant and painted like a piece of garlic toast sticking out the side with a gumpaste fork on the other side? sorry i just totally love this cake. how cool would it be to take this cake to a potluck dinner somewhere
chocolate cake balls would look great as meatballs! I've made it several times in my life - a ROARING crowd, every time!