Post # 1
I’m attempting to make cake balls and they are a DISASTER! I was planning on making two different flavors (chocolate and a fallesque funfetti). I’ve already destroyed the funfetti to the point where I had to throw the whole thing away but I still have the chocolate cooling in my freezer. The directions I found online we’re pretty vague and clearly didn’t work.
I know there are a number of bees on here who make cake balls and they say they’re pretty simple. I dont know what I’m doing wrong, but someone PLEASE help me. I’m so beyond frustrated right now!
If someone could post some detailed directions, that would be super helpful!
Post # 3
Have you tried Bakerella’s instructions? http://www.bakerella.com/category/pops-bites/cake-balls/
I haven’t made them before but she seems to be the queen of cake balls/pops from what I can tell! Good luck!!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
Post # 9
um this sounds AMAZING. Do you think it would work with white chocolate?
Post # 10
ive made red velvet cake balls dipped in white chocolate – they. looked. fabulous!
and tasted fab too 🙂
Post # 11
I think the frosting is what screwed me. The recipes I was referencing all said to use a whole container of frosting but that made them too sticky to roll. I had to call in reinforcements (FI) and we were getting so irritated. I just made the chocolate cake balls and those rolled a little easier, though I was so aggravated by that point that I just rolled 15 huge balls and threw them in the freezer. The other major flaw in my system is that I forgot to get the lollipop sticks and I dont have any lying around.
All I have to say is these things better be AMAZING or else I am going to be one pissed off puppy!
On a happier note, woohoo for no work tomorrow!!
Post # 12
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 =)
Post # 13
“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.