Saturday, July 17, 2010 Cake Balls on a Stick
I whipped these up using some leftover cake that I'd frozen a couple months ago. Once it was thawed it was good as fresh baked. Turn it into crumbs in a blender, add icing in small amounts until it becomes solid enough to form into balls. Chill. Dip sticks in chocolate before you put them in your balls. Ha ha ha. Then cover your balls with chocolate.
I crack me up.
The important thing to remember about these chocolate covered balls is that they double as sweet vindication.
Yup, it's another bakery story. I'll make it short and sweet. Just like the balls.
Making hundreds of cakes a week we were always tossing out leftover odds and ends of cake - cutting off the crowns, this 10 inch needs to be an 8 inch. Tons of cake wasted every day. So I said to the old lady one day, "Why don't we save these and mix them with chocolate or something and make like truffles."
Not a complete thought at all, but you see cake balls in that sentence. You know you do!
She scoffed at me so quickly, "What for?"
Years later, when I first stumbled upon the cake ball phenomenon, I squealed in delight knowing that my idea indeed had merit and then scowled at that bitch for shutting me down.
And now that I've made them I can say that I have indeed tasted victory.
Bang on, my peeps!