Cake balls are popular treats at wedding and baby showers, birthday and holiday parties, family reunions or anywhere else cake is served.
After the cake balls' exteriors hardened, taste testers at my house sampled some of the uglier ones. (The pretty ones were saved to be served to guests.) The balls elicited a heartfelt "Wow" from the tasters.
I stored them in the refrigerator, so they sweated a bit when served, but that didn't seem to discourage consumption.
Cake balls parallel an empty canvas. Use your creativity to make them with different cake and icing flavor combinations, add some rum or other alcohol to the mixture, or dress them up with sprinkles or contrasting icing.
They're great for parties, showers, receptions, tailgates -- any occasion that calls for a bite-sized ball of sweet decadence.
Cake balls can be made with any combination of cake and icing flavors. A few suggestions:
Red velvet cake/cream cheese frosting/white chocolate coating
Chocolate cake/coconut pecan frosting/chocolate coating
Strawberry cake/strawberry frosting/chocolate coating
Spice cake/cream cheese frosting/white chocolate coating
Pineapple cake mix/coconut pecan frosting/white chocolate coating
Cherry cake/cherry frosting/chocolate coating
Caramel cake/coconut pecan frosting/chocolate coating
French vanilla cake/white chocolate frosting/chocolate coating
Carrot cake/cream cheese frosting/white chocolate coating
Orange cake mix/vanilla frosting/dark chocolate coating
Devil's food cake/fudge icing/dark chocolate coating
Lemon cake/lemon frosting/white chocolate coating
Confetti cake/vanilla frosting/white chocolate
Chocolate cake/peanut butter frosting/chocolate coating
Coconut cake mix/vanilla frosting/dark chocolate coating
Banana cake mix/coconut pecan frosting/chocolate coating
Dark chocolate cake/cream cheese frosting/white chocolate coating
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230.