Today I will tell you about the cake balls I made, a short and simple post, then tomorrow I will wow you all with my cup cake and cake decorating skills. ( or just make you want to eat a cupcake, I am not too picky) I tried some new things and want to share with you how it all turned out.
Anyway I love cake balls, if you have not noticed by the blog name or anything. I first started making them after reading about them and following Bakerella. I fell in love and have not stopped making them.
Now to get full details and instructions with really good pictures, go to her site, here I just do the basic, and my pictures are nothing to write home about.
So I wanted to make chocolate cake balls, because those are my favorite and since I make them, I make what I like. I do think my son likes them too, but it's not like it's his party or anything. What? It is? Fine, I will Star Wars them up or something.
|Sticks in and ready to dip.|
I worked a few cake balls at a time, so they would not warm up. I used big lollipop sticks as these were the larger cake balls. I also wanted to make these the "right" way, meaning the were all round and not the "lazy" way where I just dip them put them on paper. I got Styrofoam at the craft store to use, and I keep any flat pieces I get in boxes to use.
|Amazing and incredible action shot!|
I melted my candy coating in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it was melted and smooth. I took a lollipop stick and dipped the end into the coating then pushed it half way to 2/3 into the cake ball. I let it set for half a minute or so then take the ball and dip it into the bowl of melts. I sort of twirl the cake pop around after it is dipped to get the extra coating off. Once I think it is good I stand it up in the Styrofoam and let them dry at room temperature. I always turn on a fan to blow around to help them set faster.
|Stars turn anything into "Star Wars" things right?|
|These scream Star Wars, they also got everywhere and I had to pull out the vacuum.|
|We could call them Galaxy balls or something.|