Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cakeball Conquerors!!!!

Oh my goodness. This sounds a little crazy (or a lot crazy to some people) but for the last year or so I have been on a quest to master the art of Cake Balls. I have tried a total of 5 times. I mean how hard can it be? Bake a cake, wait for it to cool, stir in frosting, roll into balls and dip in chocolate. The previous 4 times have been disasters! And one of them involved a Birthday Party for Kate and Carson. They turned into mushy messes. Ugh. My brother still reminds of it. As he said in a text message this week while he and his wife were making cake balls, "Stacey is making cake balls. Remember the mess that was." So, I made them again last week and again they were mushy and I threw them away quite put out by the whole cake ball business. What was I doing wrong? Well this time I tried something different. Instead of a whole can of frosting or even 3/4 can (as I did in disaster #4) I used just barely half of a can. Success! Finally the right cake consistency, not a mushy mess. So here they are in all of their glory. Kate and Carson helped me add the different decorations. A really fun Saturday morning!.........:) Next up Cake Pops!!

If you want to make perfect cake balls, do not have your 3 and 2 year old help you. But if you want to make some memories and have some laughs and giggles, by all means count them in!

Finally! The right cake consistency. The other ones were like thickened cake batter! Yuck! Half a can of frosting did the trick! 

Can't get her to pose with anything else. But cake balls??? She wanted to pose with these endlessly. Sorry if all of our future pictures have cake balls in the background!

A thing of beauty

This was my recent $13 splurge at Target and my inspiration for tackling the cake balls again. This book  is so fun to look at it and dream of all of the cute things to make!


Burke and Stacey said...

Again, those look GREAT!!! I love Kate and Carson's decorations...they really look so cute!

It's fun you got the book. I wish I had one ounce of cake baking/decorating talent...but not a bit. Can't wait to see the cake pops!

Emily said...

Do you freeze them after you roll them into balls? I usually do for at least an hour and it really helps. Now if I could only figure out how to make them smooth and actually look like balls instead of having wierd bumps on them I'd be in business!

God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6