Thanksgiving, 2009, I went a little crazy with the Cake Balls. Not that anyone complained or anything!! It was actually a bit of an experiment, as I wanted to play with some flavor combinations, colors, luster dust, and see how long it actually took to dip & decorate 350 cake balls (not as long as I expected!!)
I did 5 different flavors, and they all pretty much went off without a hitch.
White Chocolate Eggnog
White Chocolate Cake, Buttercream Icing, Eggnog (the kind with REAL brandy!), dipped in White Chocolate, and dusted with pink luster dust
Dark Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Icing, Kahlua dipped in a
White Chocolate and dusted with either Gold Luster Dust or
a chocolate "K".
Dark Chocolate Cake mixed with a Coconut-Pecan mix, and Rum dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and dusted with gold luster dust.
White Chocolate Cake mixed with Butterream and dipped in a white chocolate. No embellishment, as I needed to distinguish between alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Chocolate Cake mixed with Chocolate Buttercream, dipped in milk chocolate. No embellishment on these either.
The new flavor combinations were a hit, I think the Eggnog were the favorite. I have since done some other alcoholic combinations, using Bailey's Irish Cream (with white chocolate!), Amaretto (also with white chocolate!), and am going to experiment with Grand Mariner very soon!!!
A couple of weeks ago I was making Red Velvet Cake Balls, and got this insane inspiration to add Cinnamon to the mix, and use chocolate chocolate instead of the white chocolate. Mmmm, it was AMAZING. It was the "extra" thing I felt it needed.
Back to the kitchen to create more exciting treats!! Watch for updates after Valentine's Day, as we are going to be busy busy busy baking in the kitchen!! Cake, Cake Balls, it will be a sugar fest!
Have a lovely weekend, and go find your sweetie something sweet and amazing for Valentine's Day! They deserve it!!