Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cake Balls

So sometimes things don't turn out the way you want them to... Sometimes you bake a cake and set it out to cool, and you don't take it out of the pan before you go out to play catch with your buddy and sometimes that cake gets suck in the pan.  And sometimes you shimmy and shake it and think it's coming out, but it comes out in crumbs.  So sometimes you have to start again and you throw the crumbs in a Tupperware in disgust. 

BUT SOMETIMES you get a great idea to use that failure to make cake balls! And sometimes those cake balls really impress your boyfriend's friends.  Sweet. 

I love cake balls.  But somewhere along the way, someone decided that cake balls were just mini balls of fluffy cake baked in a waffle iron-type contraption that you get at Bed Bath and Beyond for $9.99 and dipped in chocolate. 

THAT IS NOT A CAKE BALL.  That's a mini spherical cupcake dipped in chocolate.  Stop it. 

A cake ball is a moist, dense, sweet, ball of gooey cake frosting mixture dipped in chocolate.  And they are so easy to make. 

So you take your crumbs of failure

Offset, your crumbs of failure are all of a sudden artsy

add frosting (I always have leftover when I'm frosting a cake, and it sits in my fridge for a week and I end up throwing it away) and form them into golf-ball sized balls.  Put them in the fridge to solidify.  The butter in the frosting is soft right now, but after an hour in the fridge, it will be rock hard again. 

Dip those babies in chocolate, or chocolate almond bark, and impress your boyfriend's friends! 

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