(Closed) NWR: Cake Ball help!!

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Which online recipe are you following? I make a cake in the oven and then crumble it up with my hands and add a can of icing. I mix it really really good and then roll it into balls on a cookie sheet and pop it in the freezer. After about 10 minutes I take the out, put the sucker sticks in them, dip them in chocolate and then put the sticks in styrofoam so that they dry without having any flat sides. I hope this helps! They are the most time consuming thing I have ever made, but sooo worth it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve made them a couple of times.

What’s wrong? Are you putting in enough icing? or maybe too much? I never needed a whole can. Make sure you put them in the freezer in between each step. Really follow the PP link to Bakerella. She has awesome photos of every step.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ya i would definetly say not a full can of icing, but a little bit more than half a can. you can always add more, but it’s impossible to take any out once its all mixed!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Let your cake cool, then divide it into four pieces and crumble with your hands.  Add icing till it’s good and sticky, but just slightly less than the whole container.  You’re using a cake mix and premade frosting, right?  Roll them into balls and stick them on wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Freeze them until they’re firmer, about 1/2 hour maybe?

When you have your chocolate ready to dip (I used Wilton candy melts), stick a lollipop stick in the chocolate a little bit (about 1/2 cm) and then stick that in the center of the cake ball.  Roll in coating well, and if it’s not going on really smoothly, heat the coating in the microwave a little more.  Dip your coated balls in sprinkles or whatever if you choose, then put the stick in a block of styrofoam till they are dry before removing them to a tray.  If you’re doing them without sticks, you’ll need to drop them in with one spoon while adding coating with another spoon.  I used sticks and had great success.  I hope yours work out well after all 🙂  If not, eat them anyway, they’re yummy!

 

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

do not put too much frosting into the mix, less works best and def put them in the freezer to help set and when you are dipping them dont roll the ball around in the chocolate because it will break up the ball – just dip and pull

http://www.bakerella.com is the queen of cakepops and she has photos & instructions

goodluck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

um this sounds AMAZING. Do you think it would work with white chocolate?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive made red velvet cake balls dipped in white chocolate – they. looked. fabulous!

and tasted fab too 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yeah, def. like 1/2 a container of icing! 

when you put in the sticks, dip the tips in melted choc. before inserting, they will harden and stick to the cake more securely =) 

 

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

“The recipes I was referencing all said to use a whole container of frosting but that made them too sticky to roll”

grrrrr – silly instructions.  start with half a container and work it thru, roll a ball and test it – you do not want soggy balls. soggy balls are bad m’kay 🙂

ive not made them with the lollipop stick yet, i usually just make them a little smaller than golf balls and everyone just eats them up.

goodluck!

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