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6.17.2010

Cake ball a trois

A friend of the family asked me to make cake balls for her daughters graduation open house this weekend, sweetening the offer with the promise of cash. Baking for money? Sign me up!

Dressed in my best Betty Crocker get-up, I've spent my afternoon baking cakes. My kitchen is hotter than a bad word and I'm quite tired of mooshing icing into cake crumbs. And sadly, I'm not even halfway done!

I'm making lemon cake balls which will be dipped in white chocolate, red velvet with cream cheese icing that will be dipped in chocolate, chocolate with cherry icing to be dipped in chocolate and also Oreo balls (dipped in white chocolate).

I've got balls that are rolled out,
balls that are still in the smooshed stage 
and balls that don't even know they're going to become balls!
Lord help me! I'm all caked out. This is requiring more energy than my sick-self has exerted all week long. 

PS I'm battling day 8 of summer illness =/ Thanks for all the kind words, it has started to fade off, but still frustratingly enough graced me with a throbbing head and swollen tonsils all day today. 

11 comments:

BlessedMama said...

Yummy...I am going to have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing!

Brooke&Tyson said...

oh my goodness...i'm HORRIBLE with cake balls!! ahh... all of the smushing and smashing... it's just too much for me haha. hang in there!!! they look yummy at least :)

Brittany said...

You are a saint!

Now if you want to confirm that saint hood you could send me a dozen

or two.

i'mjustsayin!

Kristen said...

so while you're baking...maybe you can make a few extas for me?!? ha ha..j/k!

BUT I would love the recipes :-)

Chelsi said...

Cake balls have certainly made me popular! I love them! I've come across some tihngs that make the process a lot easier (at least, for me.)

*I use my food processor to crumble the cake AND mix the icing in. Thank the LORD for my trial and error with that! I HATED that part of the job!
*Less icing is more. I never use the full can -- too squishy. I end up using about 3/4 of the can.
* I used to use the Wilton Candy Melts but I recently switched to something else... I forget the name. It advertises being used for Almond Bark? Melts VERY smoothly and doesn't cool down as quickly as the melting candies.

Do you have any tips for me!?!?! I'd loved to hear them!

mama faith said...

Made these for C's 1st birthday and I said NEVER AGAIN! Kuddos for you for making so many!

Carolyn @ life, love and puppy prints said...

YUM YUM YUM! :)

Caroline said...

Get better soon! How do you make them look so pretty? Mine were a mess!

Lauren said...

I have seen these before and have no idea how you do it!! They look yummy!

Tiffany said...

Looks Delicious! Would loved to hear the recipe for the Oreo Balls! Hope you feel better soon!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Lemon and white chocolate sounds divine! I so want some. These cake pops are all the rage! They sound soooooo tasty! Way to earn some extra bucks!