So, I’m the cake ball person around these parts.
Bet you weren’t expecting that!
It all started when my mom stumbled across Bakerella’s site. Then, she and I followed the updates during the weekend that she spent on The Pioneer Woman’s ranch, giving a demonstration of how to make cake pops.
Then we tried making our own cake balls, and we’ve been making them ever since! They are my go to desert when people need me to bring something. Not only are they adorable and look fancy, but they are really easy to make! They are also really inexpensive to make because they really work best when you use store-bought cake mix and frosting.
My “signature” flavor is Cherry Chip Dipped in Chocolate! But I’ve tried many other flavors, including a gluten-free version that I made for my dad. They turned out really well considering that gluten-free cake can be grainy sometimes.
Now, I’ve made many, many cake balls in my day. However, up until a couple of weekends ago I had never made cake pops. But I gave it a go for my best friend’s Bridal Shower and I was quite pleased with the results. Especially considering it was my first attempt at cake pops!
These were made with a basic white cake/white frosting cake ball base that we tinted pink (I wish I had gotten a picture of the insides, it was really cute!). Then I tinted some almond bark with Wilton’s Sky Blue for the outsides.
There was a little trial and error trying to figure out how to dip the cake pops without them coming off the stick but eventually I developed a process and they came out fairly well!
And because this was for a Bridal Shower, we couldn’t help having a little fun. So we decorated the Guest of Honor’s cake ball extra special…
Anyway, I can’t wait to try cake pops again. They were a lot of fun and much easier than I was expecting!