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Have you had the pleasure of tasting a cake ball? Recently, I was at a party where cake balls were served. Oh. My. Word. Heavenly, divine, and downright sinful.
There were several young women sitting near me at this party, and we stole all of the other cake balls near us where nobody was sitting yet! We had to apologize later when some guests showed up late and sat at those spots. But I admit I didn't feel a bit of remorse! (Besides, there were some cake balls for decoration in the middle of the table...we invited them to help themselves to those, while wiping the crumbs off of our faces.)
I liked the cake balls so much that I decided I would try to make them. I closely followed Pioneer Woman's detailed instructions in this post, and by golly, they turned out quite nicely. I used yellow cake and made my own icing. I froze the uncoated cake balls overnight, which I highly recommend. Instead of using a double boiler, I melted the chocolate coating in the microwave by following the directions on the bag.
Note: the first time I made these, I used regular vanilla chocolate chips. That did not go so well. The second time, I used the candy coating chips from Michaels, and it went so much better!
So, I put my newly acquired skill of making cake balls to the test for a new year's eve party. I used vanilla candy coating and found silver sparkles at our local Sharp Shopper, perfect for new year's eve!
Go ahead and try one...but be warned, you'll just want more!