Who needs cake pops when you can have cake balls! Well this was a failed attempt at cake pops. I keep seeing these lovely delights on numerous blogs, so I thought I would use the concepts and create my own (I used Bakerella and Little Miss Momma as guides).
I must admit, I didn’t have all the fancy, high end supplies such as lollipop sticks or cool decor. I think my down fall was that my cake mixture ended up being too moist (perhaps too much frosting added) and the “balls” could not be held on the wimpy short straws that I was opting to use in place of the sticks. So, in the end, I nixed the sticks and just created “truffle-looking” treats.
I dipped the balls in melted bittersweet chocolate and put them in the freezer for a good 20 minutes to solidify. In the meantime, I melted white chocolate in a double boiler and mixed in a few drops of neon food coloring (this stuff is awesome!). I created my own piping bags using a plastic ziplock and decorated the cake balls in various patterns.
So this is the result….
On the plus side, they taste fabulous and decadent! Will try this again once I get some better supplies and I have a little more times on my hands. Anyone have any tips???