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Monday, February 6, 2012

Delicious, Colorful Cake Balls!

I'm not much of a cook and making these funky & fun cake balls is a breeze, even for me. So here's how it goes...

Things you need:
-1 box of cake mix (and whatever ingredients you need for this- normally 3 eggs, 1.5 cups of water and 2/3 cups of cooking oil)
-1/2 container of fluffy vanilla frosting
-Candy coating (However many colors you want to use. You can also use food dye)
-Sprinkles/ dessert toppings (This is where you can get creative!!)

Step 1- Bake the Cake! Mix together your ingredients and throw it in the oven.

Step 2- When you take the cake out, cut it so that it cools faster. It doesn't matter what the cake looks like, since you're gonna be turning it into BALLS! Now let that cake cool (I tried this run with angel food cake- it was pretty delicious).
Step 3- Once the cake cools, crumble the cake entirely into a new bowl and mix in 1/2 of a container of frosting.
Step 4- Roll the frosting/cake mixture into little balls and put them in the freezer. FOR BEST RESULTS, LEAVE THEM IN THE FREEZER FOR 24 HOURS, but you can take them out to decorate as soon as you'd like. I've done it in as soon as an hour, but sometimes the balls fall apart in the candy coating if they're not frozen.

Step 5- Melt the candy coating in the microwave until it mixes smoothly. I normally do this for about 30 seconds, mix it, and then 30 more seconds. Mix colors together, add food coloring, but be careful- this can get messy!

Step 6- Top your cake ball with desired (or funky, monster-like) toppings! 

Piece of advice- I like to put it on a plate and decorate it, but it dries fairly quickly, so maybe put it on wax paper to let it dry and top it off there!

That's it! Happy Cakeballing! 

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