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 🙂