Cake Balls

Thursday, October 6, 2011
I should be ashamed, really, I should. Because its taken me literally a week just to get the pictures from my camera to the computer.. But, since I happen to have today off from work (substitute teaching lends itself to randomly having days off - <3 ) I decided I needed to catch up on a few things.. Also, I should be ashamed that I didn't get any final result pictures and for that I sincerely apologize. This is the best I could do:
They're amazing, just FYI, and I'm not posting a recipe because honestly I didn't really use one and enough people have their own variations that I didn't feel the need to credit anyone.
Start by making a cake, any kind of cake, if you're less adventurous I give you permission to use box cake, I simply didn't feel the need to spend $3 on the box mix when I already had all this at home -yes, I'm cheap. 
This cake recipe can be found >HERE< it's really easy I promise and you probably have most if not all of this in your cabinets already.
It really doesn't matter what you bake this cake in, like really, you could even do it in a glass mixing bowl if you wanted though the center may take longer to finish.. 
Bake, bake, bake until the center is done and its gold-ish-y colored
Like this.. but you could easily use a chocolate or red-velvet or lemon or any number of other cake flavor options
While the cake is baking I mixed up some frosting, again, since this is my recipe and didn't come from anyone else there are no measurements just keep adding things until the consistency is where you want it. *keep milk to a minimum, it will thin out the mix like crazy. 
When it's done (and I'm really sorry, my camera only likes to see orange-y yellow sometimes) its time to destroy it, yeah you could let it cool, that would be okay too, and probably best.
Yes, I meant "destroy" it. It should look like crumbly dust when you're done with it
Throw the crumbles in with the frosting mix and get your hands dirty, then start forming balls, it should be easy like play-doh but wetter and smooshier. Then put the balls in the fridge (or freezer) for long enough to forget you were making them then suddenly remember you were working on something.
Put some baker's chocolate in the microwave (because its faster this way) but make sure there is no water anywhere near the bowl before hand and don't chew the corners off the chocolate or it will seize up in the microwave.. These will be horribly unattractive and since it happened to me, these will be sacrificed to the kitchen gods and new chocolate in a new bowl will be heated for the Movie Night snacks.
This is what seized chocolate looks like, no, there is no way to recover from this, if you know of a way to remedy it, please comment below, as far as I know once this happens its ruined, but I went with it anyway because I needed a sacrifice for the kitchen gods. 
(after I made the new chocolate I kind of forgot I was supposed to be taking pictures so these all have seized chocolate, non-seized chocolate is smooth and pretty) Roll one of the cold balls of cake/frosting around in the chocolate
I threw in some arrows so you can see the cake ball
Turn them out onto a cookie sheet or foil or something to dry, you can put them in the fridge if you want to, I didn't, they harden up okay at room temp if you use baking chocolate
And here they are, you can tell which ones were seized and which weren't in this picture, see the smooth ones.. those were from the second batch of chocolate. I strongly recommend these for any event or even "just because" they're great and amazing and somewhat addicting so heads-up. =]

Happy Baking!
Enjoy! =]


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