I’ve been trying to try making some leopard print cake balls, and it just so happened that I was going to a friend’s birthday party who is absolutely crazy about leopard print! Who wouldn’t want to get cake balls for their birthday?!
Most of the ones I gave as the birthday gift were the traditional brown/black print, but after buying Duff’s edible markers, I wanted to try them, so I made some pink colored leopard print. They weren’t hard to make, but it’s pretty time consuming having to paint each one. I had one white cake pop left, so I decided to try making a zebra, but some of my friends tell me I need to work on the zebra print a little more.
And here is what the birthday gift ended up looking like:
When I saw the rainbow sour candy in the store, I just knew I had to use it somehow for St. Patrick’s Day with a pot of gold. I’d seen it done already online, but I couldn’t figure out what that person used for the ‘gold’. So, headed to Michael’s to see what they had. I bought some yellow sugar sprinkles, and some yellow sugar pearls, but wasn’t confident that they would pull off the look I had in my head. And then I saw it, in the checkout lane, there it was… GOLD!!!! Gold Mine Nugget Bubble Gum to be exact. I was so giddy, I couldn’t stop telling the cashier how happy I was.
I decided to try each different option to see which one really came out best. Of course, the gold nuggets looked the best:
So I did the rest of the pops with the gold nuggets. I’ll be taking them to work tomorrow to enter them in a sweets contest. Here’s hoping I win something.
Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! I made a bunch of Valentine’s themed cake balls that I sold for “donations” for charity! This cute little flower arrangement was sold for a $15 donation.
The cake balls and cake pops you see here on this site do not get eaten by me. I usually give them away to friends or coworkers to eat. I just like to make them and decorate them so I can take pictures and post them here on this website. Everytime I make cake balls, each batch makes roughly 3 dozen cake balls. I make them all so they don’t go to waste. I decided this year to sell them for “donations” for charity! In a 2 week period, I made 19 dozen cake balls and cake pops and collected $300 which I gave to a local, battered women’s shelter. It was amazing to see the all of my friends’ generosity!
Lots of people shared their cake balls at their holiday parties, which was even more generous of them! I just might try to do this again around Valentine’s Day.
I decided to just make a few of each of these instead of trying to make full batches of each one. These are extremely labor intensive as just one dozen of these took me about 2.5 hours to decorate. Granted, that included dyeing the chocolate to the right colors first. But each Santa Hat had to be dipped twice and reassembled with the stick each time. The trees took the longest since this was mostly a timing issue. Had to make it look like a tree and put the star on before the chocolate set. The stars didn’t all make it before the chocolate set, so had to glue them on as well as each “light” individually. I have come to find out that I don’t have very steady hands. Good thing I didn’t become a surgeon! The snowmen were pretty similiar to the ghosts I made for Halloween, so that was easy for me. Hope you like them!
Here is a prime example of how candy inspires me to make cake balls. Red/green/white colored candy corn and crushed candy canes! Nothing says Happy Holidays like festive cake balls!
Sometimes I get ideas for cake balls when I see candy. Always trying to figure out what I can use that specific candy for. Walking through the seasonal candy aisle of my local grocery store, I found these edible blue and white snowflakes. Perfect, I thought and bought like 4 bags. I made some snowflake cake balls, since this is the only kind of snow I’ll see this year in Texas! The snowflakes themselves don’t taste like much. They mostly just melt in your mouth, but they make a nice decoration and look good in pictures!
Ever since I got Bakerella’s Cake Pop book, I couldn’t wait for the holidays to come around because I wanted to make every single one of them! Started off with the reindeer. I couldn’t find the alphabet pretzels that she recommended using, so I just used regular pretzels and broke them into pieces. The noses were made out of either red hots, red peanut M&Ms (cut in half) or red sours (cut in half).
I admit, I’m not Jewish and don’t know anything about Hanukkah, but I knew I wanted to make some Hanukkah themed cake balls. Initially, I envisioned a cake ball to take the place of each candle on a menorah. When out shopping, I quickly realized I would probably need a life sized menorah that was big enough to hold NINE cake balls! I bought a small one instead and improvised, threw in some chocolate gelt and took the picture. Next year, I’ll add the dreidel! A fan of Cake Ball Addiction on Facebook posted some that she made this year. Check hers out! Thanks, Enid!
These were red velvet cake balls, dipped in white confectioners chocolate that I dyed blue topped with blue sugar sprinkles.
I finally got Bakerella’s Cake Pops book! I have been super anxious to make some of her cake pops! My goal was to do all the Halloween ones, but I fear I may run out of time.
Here are the pumpkin ones. I really like how they came out.
Then I tried the ghosts and skulls. They didn’t come out very well the first time around:
But the second time around, they came out MUCH better! These will go to my coworker’s kids tomorrow.