(Closed) Cake balls

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve tried and had no luck.  I think the trick is getting the chocolate you are dipping them in at the right temperature.  Other than that they aren’t bad to make. We are getting them made for just under $1 a pop though, and I am super excited about it!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My FSIL is making some for our favors, and we are getting a bunch of cake flavors also. Those prices are ridiculous, they are fairly easy to make. It’s the decorating that gets you. You’d have to get pretty good at doing that depending on what you wanted. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mashiara:  FYI . . . they are also delicious out of the freezer without the chocolate coating.  Don’t ask how I know that. 

Also . . . I don’t have pictures of our cake balls, because they were NOT pretty, but here is the website of the person making ours. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My friend makes them a lot.She bakes a cake then crumbles it up. Then she adds icing to the cake crumbles and rolls them into balls and attaches the sticks.stick them in the freezer overnight.melt the candy coating the kinds that comes in different colors that you use for the molds add a little vegetable oil and stir.dip the balls into the mixture,decorate and allow to dry. It is easy and cheap to make these yourself.She gets the candy melts and sticks from the craft store with the half off coupons.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kellmerr:  Agreed! That’s the way my aunt makes them too. We are making them as favors for the reception. There will be 1 red velvet (FI fave) and 1 double chocolate (im a choco lover). I’m excited!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have seen them priced or $1 a piece and 5 for $3… I would keep looking, try to find someone who does it on the side or something…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve made them a few times. Its not too bad but the most difficult thing was covering the cake with chocolate.

I found the candy melts to be really thick – so I used (sparingly) a bit of shortening to loosen the mixture and they’ve come out great!

 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Do you have a friend or family member who likes to bake that could do it for you? They really are not that hard to make. The biggest trick is to let the cakeball roll off of the spoon after it has been dipped into chocolate. Or if you are doing them cakepop style, being patient as the excess chocolate drips off.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Natalieh86:  I ate them right out of the freezer too without the chocolate.  Ohmygosh.

Other than that, I’m terrible at making them because of dipping them in the chocolate.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Easy to make, hard to coat. And I too found theynare delicious right out of the freezer. We practiced with chocolate, vanilla, banana bread, and strawberry. All delicious.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Agree with everyone saying easy to make, hard to coat. Definitely practice! And make sure you give them time to cool/harden in the freezer before you coat. The good thing is that once coated they stay fresh for some time. They are cheap to make. And they are SOOOOO pretty. 

Bakerella has a whole site on them. http://www.bakerella.com/category/pops-bites/cake-balls/

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love cake balls. I’ve made them a few times but can look a little dodgy cos they are nover perfectly round & the dipping can be a little tricky. But no matter how they look, they always taste great!

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