Saturday, February 27, 2010

cake balls

I decided to give Cake Balls a try this weekend and man, I am so glad I did. Who ever came up with the cake ball is a genius. Bakerella has an amazing site filled will all things sweet and delicious, her cake pops are freakin' adorable.

You couldn't get more simple when it comes to ingredients. You basically pick a cake mix, buy some frosting, mash it together and there. Cake Balls.


Forgot to picture oil...but seriously, this was it.

While at the store this morning I bought Espen a Junior Chef Bake Set that was marked as clearance at Fry's. I kind of thought it may turn out to be a piece of junk but it was actually pretty cute. While I mixed up the Cake Ball ingredients Espen mixed up his own concoction which included flour, water and various sprinkles.

First he had to steal some of my water.



Jeremy came out from the bedroom and saw this sitting on the stove and with much concern in his voice asked why the cake was broken! Ha. I just thought it would help it cool faster this way.


While the cake was cooling Espen asked if we could bake what he had made. Sure, why not? It was greenish/black liquid, but let's stick it in the oven and see what happens. Well, this is what happens. You get speckled black rubber pads in your muffin tin.


Espen wasn't sure what to make of them. They looked pretty gross, even to the 3 year old creator.


But that didn't stop him from having fun with them.


By this time the cake was cool and I was ready for the messy part. Mushing up the cake and icing and making little balls. FUN!



I eventually ended up adding some yellow food coloring to the mix since we used a Lemon cake mix and went with White Chocolate.




Not bad, not bad. It was after about 15 or so that I finally got the hang of rolling them in the melted chocolate so that they didn't turn out so lumpy. I had a weird little spoon shaking technique that ended up working really well. I should post a video, hilarious.

Espen wasn't too interested in coating the cake balls, he opted for chopping up a piece of chocolate bark in a mini skillet.


What a fun dessert to make and man, we have plenty to share, I'll most likely be bringing some left overs to work with me on Monday, that is, if I don't eat them all first.


Twins & Co. said...

These look soooooooooo good!

Gail said...

I hope some of those leftovers are making their way to Jen's tomorrow. They look so delicious!!

rebecca clark said...

Oooh! Yummy!!