Saturday, December 18, 2010

First Attempt at Cake Balls!

Ah yes, so I made cake balls! :)
They were actually wicked fun to make and they came out tasty and looking pretty darn cute.. I have to say I am pleased.

I promise my pictures will be better next time, but I was in a rush. But aren't they cute?!
The ones with the red stripes on top are yellow cake with vanilla frosting on the inside, and the green in chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. There are a couple white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate in this tin. Yum! Today I had to finish packaging them so I would stop eating them. They are really good!
The awesome part is that they're pretty rich too, so after one I'm satisfied! Sooo that means that whenever I make them they'll last a long time. :)

I'll be interested to try some of the shaped ones from Bakerella's book.. I had trouble keeping the chocolate smooth on the cake balls, and hers always come out perfect! I guess I'll just need to practice... but I don't have a problem with that.... :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This will hopefully be the first of many posts chronicling my love for baked goods.
A suite-mate of mine is moving out and not returning for the Spring Semester, so we had a going away party. Of course, I made cupcakes.

Aren't they beautiful!? They looked a lot better in person, and tasted amazing. These are chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting hinted with milk chocolate, covered with crumbled chocolate creme pirouettes and semi-sweet chocolate S's for Stephanie, the girl whose party it was.
The recipe for the frosting was one I made up in a pinch after an incident with caramel. Originally the plan was the have caramel in the frosting, but the second it hit the frosting, it solidified and was crunchy and gross. So, a few hours before the party making these cupcakes, I ran back out to the store, got more frosting, and tried again with something new.
I used one can of vanilla frosting with 3/4 a Giant Hershey Bar, melted down, to produce a beautifully light but sweet and tasty frosting for my cupcakes.
Then I crushed the pirouettes in a bag and lightly covered the tops with them, sometimes pressing them into the frosting a little so they would stay.

It was difficult to get the S's in place, but eventually we got them all in and they were beautiful!
My next adventure: Cake Balls! I recently purchased Bakerella's new book, and am SO looking forward to trying out cake balls! I've also been following the blog on her website for a while now, so I pumped to maybe try some of those recipes too!