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:
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!
Cake balls?! What on earth is a cake ball, you ask?
Well, if you haven’t heard of them before, they are made of cake, mixed with frosting, rolled up into balls, and then dipped in chocolate! The one and only, Bakerella, has made these little balls of joy very popular. She was even on The Martha Stewart Show showin’ Martha a thing or two!
When I first came across the Bakerella website last month, I must have spent hours going through everything and I was immediately hooked. I knew I had just make them. And I haven’t stopped since! I’ve been making a batch at least every weekend. I’m mostly addicted to the actual process of making them, and not necessarily eating them. Each ball is so rich, its really hard to eat more than one, or else I’d get sick. And I LOVE cake!
My first batch of cake balls were horrible! They were so bad, I didn’t even think about taking a picture of them. I gave them all away to my coworkers to eat.
Here is the red velvet cake all crumbled up just waiting for the frosting to be mixed in. Once the frosting is mixed in, then you roll them into balls and stick them in the freezer to chill out for a couple of hours before they are dipped in chocolately goodness!
As you can see, the cake balls are just chillin’ out here.
Yummy red velvet cake balls dipped in chocolate, white chocolate, and red candy melts. In the background, you can see the cake pops I made. Stick them on lollipop sticks, then dip in chocolate and voila! The heart ones I shaped in a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Some of the others have sprinkles on them, too.