Last week it was all about the balls at All Things Cake.  We were CAKE BALLING for days!  Cake balls are a popular bite-sized option for sampling especially for corporate events.  Cake balls are a great way to have a variety of flavors without some of the downsides associated with large cakes —think no cutting, self serve, no forks, lots of flavors, easy clean-up.  Cake Balls for the win!

If you’re new to the world of cake balls, they are a mixture of cake and icing that is rolled into a ball and dipped in chocolate.  They can come in a variety of flavors and be dipped in a variety of flavors and colors of chocolate making them a very versatile dessert.  Here’s what the cake ball looks like before it’s dipped:

We used a cookie scoop to portion the balls and rolled them until they were smooth.  We then lined them up on a tray and chilled them to harden them up for dipping.  Once they are firm, they are ready to dip.  (Pro tip: you don’t want to freeze them because the cold temperature will cause the chocolate to crack once you dip them…and no one wants cracked balls!)  Here are some that are dipped and drizzled and ready to go out the door:

These balls were dipped in white chocolate and milk chocolate.  Once they set, we added a melted chocolate drizzle to complete the gourmet look we were going for. You can tint white chocolate any color, so the color combinations are endless!  You can also dip them in chocolate and sprinkle them with jimmies, sugars, non-pareils and more!

Who’s ready to get BALLIN?