It was the Andy’s 30th birthday last weekend, and one of our good friends, Justin. Their birthdays are 2 days apart and we decided it would be fun to celebrate together! I had big plans of making 2 mini cakes, one for each with candles and all, but alas I forgot the candles at home. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
At this point, what good was one cake anyway?
I made cake calls and used them as cupcake toppers! They turned out cute, and tasted great! That’s all that really matters, right?
This is the first time I made cake balls that were not a disaster! Baking is hard for me, I’m not patient enough! I called Annie for the step by step in the melting process. Melting chocolate is usually where I usually go wrong.
Annie’s chocolate melting tips:
- Do not microwave the wafers, use the DIY double broiler.
- It keeps the chocolate at a better consistency for longer and is super easy to re-heat when it gets clumpy.
- After you form the balls and place on cookie sheet, put them in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- This will ensure that there is no crumbling in the melted chocolate.
- Don’t try and use chocolate chips as a replacement for candy wafers. I tried.
Are you a good baker? Are you patient? What is your favorite thing to bake? I’m really into rice crispie treats right now and cake balls moved up on the list! I want to try some combos. Do you have a must try cake ball combo? More on the cake toppers and party decor tomorrow 🙂
PPS: Bakerella is coming to Austin on Dec. 1 for a book singing @ Book People! If you do not know who Bakerella is, you have to check out her cake pops! (Update: Read all about it!)
Comments & Reviews
I know it's not completely "do it yourself" but have you seen these?
Coinsidentally, I've been wanting to buy these, then my sister sent me the recipe for cake balls this morning, and you just blogged the party cake balls… so something is telling me that cake balls are in my very near future!!! 🙂
Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic says
Awww…the cake balls look great! I'm starting to bake more now, but I'm more of a savory cooking kinda gal!
Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions says
They turned out super cute. And no worries – my husband says my desserts always look ugly, but they taste spectacular. I'm sure yours were delicious, too.
they turned out great! lol seems like something that would totally happen to me too… i am not a baker but i can cook lol if that makes sense? happy belated to both 🙂
Jei Saludares says
I like to taste that one, cake ball! Looks yummy 😀