Friday, December 17, 2010

These aren't the cake balls you're looking for


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If you have never visited Bakerella before, put on your drool bib.  Now.  Before you even think about clicking around over there.   These snowmen are absolutely precious, and let me assure you they look nothing like the balls I spent all day yesterday making for gifts.

Please, don't be intimidated.  The basic cake balls are extremely easy to make.  (Find the full instructions here: Cake Balls Recipe)  Cake made from a box mix (gf for me, or you could use a cake you make from scratch).  Can of frosting (don't use the whole can if using Betty Crocker's gf cake mix, because it makes less cake than the original mix version).  Chocolate, bark, or candy melts.  That's it.  Simple, right?

Yeah, I don't think bakerella has a whiny three-foot terror underfoot when she makes these beauties.  They are delicious and sooooo worth it, but dipping the balls in the chocolate is time-consuming.  Not to mention time sensitive.  If you stop in the middle of the process to change a diaper (because, of course, your kid still refuses to go anywhere near a potty), the chocolate hardens, the balls warm up, and you have to throw the balls back in the freezer and reheat the chocolate.  But they are little balls of deliciousness, I tell you.

These are some I made a while back for Easter.  Picture them with chocolate filling and chocolate covers, ok?  And maybe some red sprinkles and red squiggly icing on top, because I was feeling jazzy like that.  I wish I had a picture of the ones I made yesterday, but they are gone.  All gone. Actually, that's not true.  The ones I made yesterday for gifts are gone (and, of course,  I forgot to take a picture last night because I was exhausted from a day of dipping), but I have a tray of undipped chocolate balls in the freezer.  They are gluten-free (sorry, not vegan, I was lazy) and mine.  All mine.  I might be persuaded to share a few with the rest of the family next week.
Maybe.
If they are nice to me.
Super nice.

3 comments:

  1. I have never heard of such a thing! They look and sound delicious (yours included). I will have to try this sometime. And those snowmen are too adorable- now to go check out that site! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh, that's a long day. Everything takes longer with a three-foot terror underfoot. And how many times have I sort of burned dinner because a kid needed to nurse? I learned pretty quickly to turn off burners and move the pots off them. :)

    I finally found some clear bulb ornaments (my mistake? looking in the decoration aisle instead of the crafty aisle), so we'll be setting up an assembly line this weekend. Um, yay, I think.

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh.

    Thanks for the link to Bakerella! I got lost over there for 30 minutes, and only left because of an incontrollable urge to make cake balls. What a brilliant idea! The cheesecake ones look especially yummy.

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