Friday, August 12, 2011

Cake Ball Catastrophe

I know you've seem them because they look awesome. Perfect little bites of delicious cake covered in what I assume to be chocolate (or white chocolate if you prefer): The Cake Ball. They sell them at Starbucks and I see them on Pinterest all the time - So, I decided to channel my inner Martha and make them for a friend's birthday. Little did I know what I was getting myself into...

Nice, huh? I'm usually not a complete disaster in the kitchen, either. Here's my story:

I decided to try the Funfetti recipe (because nothing says "You're turning 30" like Funfetti) and the disaster begun. The sprinkles melted into the batter and made them look like vomit balls and the "candy coating" did not melt properly (it was so thick that I could not dip the balls) so I had to just spoon it out. I wanted to thin out the candy coating but couldn't because the ONLY thing that will work is vegetable shortening - vegetable shortening? What is it? 1923? Who keeps vegetable shortening around the house?!? Anyway, needless to say, things didn't end well for me or my balls of cake. And they don't even taste good. Sigh... I should have just gone to Muddy's.

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. here's a great break down by Liz. I haven't made these yet, but maybe this helps?