The Cake Experiment: Part 3

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I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that I never had time to make the vegan green bean casserole as planned. The good news is I ditched my planned dinner recipe for my cake experiment. A girl’s’ gotta have her priorities, right?

Don’t worry we still ate dinner of course. It just wasn’t blog worthy. But my cake experiment sure is.

There is so much pink in tonight’s post you will think you died and went to Candyland Heaven. Oh yes, there is such a thing and it is located in my kitchen.

The Cake Experiment: Part 3

 

Missed Part 1 and Part 2?

So where were we?

Ah yes. I was freezing my balls. Well, er, you know what I mean. Thanks to a lovely tip, I moved the balls from the fridge to the freezer to get firmer.

Oh boy, this just isn’t coming out right.

For those of you who guessed that I was making decorated cake balls, you were right! I recently came across a fabulous article on cake balls. Apparently they are ‘all the rage’ in bakeries right now as well as wedding favours! Well, I just had to try it. Bakerella and all of her readers outdid themselves over Easter Break.

But first things first. It was my first time making cake balls and I admit I was a bit nervous. Ok, a lot nervous. But I thought of all of you waiting for my post, and I just dove right in. Plain and undecorated cake balls just wouldn’t be that exciting, now would it?

Directions: Take your frozen cake balls out of the freezer. Grab your candy mold tray and melted chocolate. I used dark chocolate for an antioxidant kick.

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Spoon about 1 tsp or a bit more of melted chocolate into the mold. Place ball in mold being sure to ‘twist;’ the ball gently to spread the chocolate evenly on the sides of the mold:

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Ta-da:

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Repeat many times. I threw in a special cake bar mold for fun :)

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Chill in the freezer for a few minutes. Then remove, and gently pop out from the mold. It’s that easy!

Next, dip the cake tops into melted chocolate of another colour. Decorate and have fun!

Click “continue reading” to see what I made…

Voila!

Itsy Bitsy Cutie Cupcakes:

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Meet Marvin. Quite the cantankerous chap.

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But oh so delicious.

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With a banana chip hat:

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And a carrot:

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All boxed up and ready for delivery!         

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See you tomorrow morning for some fun stuff I bought on our errand trip today! I will also be decorating more cake balls! You didn’t think I was done already did you? :)

I’m off to clean up a HUGE mess in the kitchen and then Eric and I are hitting the town.

Have a lovely night!

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Hallie April 18, 2009

Is it sad that as soon as you crumbled the cake, I knew you were making the famous cake balls! I would never have thought to put a healthy spin on it, though. SO creative! I’m impressed :-)

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e. April 18, 2009

Wow, those cupcakes are ADORABLE, what a great idea.

Marvin looks really irritated that you took a chomp out of his head!

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Sally April 18, 2009

Oh my goodness! Those are so cute! Itsy bitsy spider cupcakes! Nice idea!

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Jenny April 18, 2009

Oh wow, Angela, everything looks amazing!! I’m obsessed with the pink icing and sprinkles! So cute ;)

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Meredith (Pursuing Balance) April 18, 2009

Oh yum!

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nimi April 18, 2009

Very well done! You go girl!

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Lindsay April 18, 2009

Oh I love those – they rock! You have inspired me to try making some. I have wanted to ever since I saw Pioneer Woman and Bakerella do them. Now I will :-)

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MaryBe April 18, 2009

Love the Banana Hat!

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Kris April 18, 2009

Yummy!!!

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ashley (sweet & natural) April 18, 2009

Those are super cute!

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gliding calm April 18, 2009

so gosh darn adorable OH MY GOODNESS. At first I saw the banana cake balls in the chocolate, and I was like hmmmmm but then you made them SO PRETTY with the frosting. I esp like the carrot topped ones! beautttttttttttiful Angela! be proud of yourself. I bet the lolly ones would sell really well with cute cellophane packaging!! :)

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Run Sarah April 18, 2009

Those are AMAZING! I love them.

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Brandi C. April 18, 2009

Three thumbs Up!

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*Andrea* April 19, 2009

so cute! you’re a baking goddess :D

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mi April 19, 2009

WOW those are incredible!! if i saw them in a shop i would willingly empty my wallet for them, even if it meant i had to make meals out of them. but they do look even too good to eat… you have lots of talent!

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Susan April 19, 2009

I’ve never even heard of cake balls before! They look/sound delicious! (not to mention, super cute)

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 19, 2009

Too cute! They look yummy!

What did you and Eric do on the town? Hit up the clubs? :)

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VeggieGirl April 19, 2009

OHMYOHMYOHMY!!!!! I love Marvin – he looks delicious ;-)

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Krista April 19, 2009

Fabulous idea! I love those! :)

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Kristie April 19, 2009

I completely love those! I have always thought cakeballs were the cutest things ever. They look beyond delicious. I really want to try them!

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Shelby April 19, 2009

*giggles* Cake Balls…

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Valerie April 19, 2009

Aww the cupcake ones are so cute! What a neat idea!

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Heather April 19, 2009

Those are seriously ADORABLE!!! I am once again SO impressed by your creativity! They look so yummy too!

I tried your version of the green smoothie with a cantaloupe this morning and you were right… SOOOO good! You can look at my post from this morning if you want the whole story, but the shortened version is that I absolutely LOVED it. Thanks for the great idea!

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Emily April 19, 2009

These look so good! Wow, i must be living under a rock, but i had no idea that these were all the rage. No wonder- they are freakin adorable(and tasty i bet), and look so cute packed up in that little box. I wish you were delivering them to me :)

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Hannah April 22, 2009

Hey Angela,

What is the stuff inside the cupcake-peanut butter? dates? It looks delish! Are you going to be selling those through your bakery?

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Kathryn July 15, 2010

Ah, I laughed out loud at my desk at work (I’m in a cubicle) at Marvin! Ha Ha! So cute. Love these.

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