Friday, October 23, 2009

Less Fashion, More Cake Balls Part 2


Oh my gosh. Sorry for the yelling. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have moved venues. The new venue is the Crowne Plaza just across the street, so it should not change your plans. The address is:

DALLAS, TX 75240
Tel: 1-972-233-7600

Wisw words from Tina..."Don't forget to wear clothing that allows you to try on things in a communal environment. (I'm going to wear a tank top and leggings under a wrap dress, so I can just pull off the dress and try on the things over the tank and leggings."

Cake Balls have been cutting into my reading time, so I have to get what I can when I can.

October 22

But at least I look cute!

October 22

So part two of the saga begins with pulling the cake balls out of the freezer, and dipping them in melted chocolate. I melted the chocolate chips (I needed 3 12 oz. bags (3!) for each cake mix) in a microwave safe bowl, for about 2 minutes total, stirring every 30 seconds. The white chocolate only took about 1 minute 30 seconds.


Drop the ball in the chocolate and roll it around until well coated, but try and do it in as few strokes as possible so that the ball remains intact.



Set them on a cool surface, on waxed paper to cool. If you are adding a topping, don’t wait too long or the chocolate will cool and the topping will not stick. I did about 3 balls and then sprinkles.



It took about 2 hours I think, to do a 100 cake balls or so. The white chocolate was much harder to work with, I’m not sure why, and took longer to set.



Chocolate Strawberry with sprinkles…



(sorry my hands looks dirty, it’s just melted chocolate and sprinkle dye)
Cream cheese carrot cake with white chocolate and a cinnamon dusting…



I had the office test them today and they got a thumbs up. Total time? about 8 hours. I'm not kidding.

Dress, Target
Jacket, Forever XXI
Tights, Target
Boots, Steve Madden
Bag, Thrifted,
Talon Necklace, Talonalia
Book, Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (book two in her tales of the Faeries, and stinking GOOD)


yotababy said...

You look abadorable!

And also, I'm glad you are liking that series. It's so much better than I was expecting it to be!

Anonymous said...

im trying really hard not to make some off-handed comment about licking your tasty balls, but my brain isnt letting it go...hehe

i am DEFINITELY filing this idea away for a party time!

Alannah said...

OMG, YOU BAKE WITH DIRTY HANDS. I freaking knew it!!

You made that look so easy (although time-consuming)... it's very tempting to try the carrot cake ones!

Wish I could be at the swap but I hope it'll be awesome!

Sheila said...

Those balls look sooooo yummy. Way too labour-intensive for my lazy arse, though, haha.

What are you reading?

Work With What You've Got said...

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr. I’m a Sci Fi/ Fantasy girl, and I am loving this series. This is the second book, book one is Wicked Lovely.

BAM said...

Can NOT believe I'm missing tomorrow because of crappy house chores. SOOOOO wish I had done my boring house stuff in the spring.

Those look awesome!

text machine said...

those are like timbits on steriods (if that means anything to you - I forget whether Tim Hortons has made it very far bast the Canadian border).

but more importantly, I wanted to comment that I think you're getting good at the braiding cause your hair looks great in that picture. I think it's a good look for you.

Linda said...

** Just ate her I need a new Mac

FashionAddict said...

Oooo, lady, why do you show me chocolate, LOL. Cute outfit!

Boutique Girl said...

As always you look great! Now the cake balls they look AMAZING!! I am going to give these a try this weekend!! YUUMY!

Clare said...

You look so adorable, and I love the reading pic! Oh, and those cake balls look. So. Delicious. YUM!

Wear Necessities said...

mmm yummmy cake balls. they look so good! I think I might have to try this out. thanks for the fun how to! :)

Fashion Therapist said...

I'm SOOO trying these during the holidays. They look delish.

Eyeliah said...

oh no why did I read that - lol I need chocolate! :-)

Tina said...

I can attest to the yumminess of Erin's balls. BWAH HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Candycane said...

Mmmmh cake balls!!!