Friday, September 3, 2010

cake balls take two

It was time to try my hand at another round of cake balls. The first time didn't go over so well. Don't get me wrong, they still tasted yummy, but they did not look yummy. I totally got it going on this round.

I couldn't make cake balls for work without making a little summin-summin for the hubs so I made him his own chocolate cake

Have I mentioned how awesome my father-in-law is for getting me my beautiful mixer as a wedding gift? He totally is.

mix it

bake it

crumble it and add frosting

ball it, add tooth picks, and put in freezer

in mean time assemble cake for the hubs

I let my cake balls sit in the freezer over night. For the dipping-in-chocolate process I melted the chocolate in my homemade double boiler (a fancier one is on the Christmas list now). I took a regular table spoon and while holding the tooth pick in the cake ball, I spooned the chocolate on and smoothed it around with the back of the spoon. 

After placed back on the cookie sheet I removed the tooth picks and smoothed over the hole with a dab of chocolate. They were placed back in the freezer to set.

Don't they look gorgeous? So proud!