Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ballin'


These have been floating around the blogosphere... Have you seen it???
Cake Balls...Brownie Balls
I saw this post and knew I had to try it. I am thinking of doing them for a baby shower for my friend. These would be cute as mock baby rattles.

Ingredients:
1 13"x9" cake, baked as directed (I used chocolate but you could use any cake)
16 oz. cream cheese frosting
Candy wafers in a few different colors
lollipop sticks

1. Make cake and let cool. Crumble cake in a bowl and add cream cheese frosting.
2. Form into balls. (I also thought of finding a pan that would keep the form of the ball on the bottom so it would not be flat)
3. Put into freezer for at least 30 minutes or in the fridge for a few hours.
4. Insert stick
5. Melt Chocolate and dip them, tap off excess chocolate on the side of bowl.

These turned out really good actually. I was quite pleased. They are SUPER easy to make and worth it!

Some tips from my experience:
---I left the balls in the freezer for quite a few hours. So you can leave them for however long you want.
---You can do any combination of cake and frosting. Just watch the consistency as you are adding your frosting so it is not to wet or to dry.
--- You can also do this with brownies, and mix it with some cream cheese frosting.
--- Someone commented that Michael's has a pan/mold that you can cook the brownies in with out adding frosting that are already formed into balls. I am just unsure as to how those would hold up. I am sure you would still have to freeze them so the chocolate would not crumble them.
--- For me...one cake mix made approximately 30 balls. I also only needed one 1lb. bag of the chocolate melts to cover them all.

So here are some blogs that I have seen with these...check them out...give it a try and let me know how you liked them.

Or so she says: offers GREAT step by step instructions and pictures
Be Different...Act Normal: addresses using brownies instead of cake...YUM!
All Recipes: this one shows that you dont have to use a lollipop stick...hmm...I like this idea as well....
The Pioneer Women
Bakerella: she has made a few of these...more great ideas on how to decorate them HERE too...Get creative!

I think they would be perfect for any occasion!



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2 comments:

pam said...

I love them! I am going to be making these.

Whitney & McKayla said...

I love these kinds of things. If you want an even easier version, you should check out a recipe for Oreo/Cookie Truffles. They eliminate the need to bake a cake, you can use any cream-filled cookie crumbled and mixed with cream cheese. It's fantastic. I have the recipe posted on my blog (whitneyandmckayla.blogspot.com) in case you don't want to go through the trouble of searching!