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Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats Hardcover – July 31, 2012
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“Where conventional slices often fall short, the so-wrong-they're-right spheres of decadence offer cake and frosting in every bite.”
“The decadent, dough-like consistency of these yummy treats are so surprising (and satisfying!) that they disappeared within minutes of arriving at the Cosmo office when we decided to do a taste test. Good luck not devouring them before you give 'em to the lucky recipient!”
Food Network Magazine
“Never mind cupcakes. The new bakery trend: cake balls.”
“Move over macarons: These treats are small, Southern, filled with sugar—and may be the next hot dessert trend.”
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“OMG!!! This is a sweet and awesome little book. It has lots of great ideas and you don’t need those annoying sticks that end up getting thrown away. So, delicious and economical! Stop drooling and start baking!”
Dallas Morning News
“Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon, founders of Dallas’ Cake Ball Co., have produced a slender, practical volume of recipes that includes detailed instructions with photographs showing how to produce the perfect cake ball every time.”
Stir It Up! Blog on The Christian Science Monitor
“Reading the recipe titles alone made my mouth water and reach for a mixing bowl. … Beyond showing you how to make cake balls, "Cake Balls" provides a fantastic list of flavor combinations and ideas of how to use and decorate with cake balls.”
About the Author
Charlotte Lyon is co-owner and marketing director of The Cake Ball Company. She has a business and marketing background, used to have her own freelance design business, and did advertising for numerous food accounts. Visit them at cakeballs.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Using the basic recipes and instructions you can make a variety of different cake balls by experimentation. I have also used the recipes exactly as given for a number of balls and have never been disappointed. I do tend to add more icing to the crumbled cake for making the balls, but that's a matter of taste. Although I can't compare this book to others (I've only used this one book) I don't think you could go wrong with this excellent, to-the-point book. It has excellent photos of the finished cakeballs along with a lot of practical advice on each step of making the cakeballs.
I have personally tried the following recipes, all with great success: Chocolate Toffee, Chocolate Butterscotch, Chocolate Pistachio, Triple Chocolate, Cinnamon Streusel, Irish Cream, Dreamsicle, Tres Leches. I created my own creations using brownie mix and Andes Mints. When you dip the frozen cookie balls in your coating (I use melted chips, mostly) the coating hardens very quickly leading to nice, smooth coatings that can be placed on your plate with almost no disturbance to the beautiful coating. Don't hesitate trying the drizzling of the cakeballs for a nice, professional-looking finish. I add little items to the top to code the types of balls, such as a small piece of Andes Mints, a chip of chocolate, a sprinkling of colored sugar, etc.Read more ›
I also found that the recipes make a huge amount of cake balls, so unless you're making them for a party, or you don't mind having 50+ cake balls that all taste the same, then cut the recipe in half.
My tip: Find two recipes you want to try that each take the same kind of base cake (be it white, yellow, or chocolate) and make a half-recipe of each.
My second tip: The quality of chocolate you use makes a huge difference. Don't skimp.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute and delicious ideas, my daughter was excited to try. We've made a few and the are good!Published 3 months ago by Raychel Justice
So many cool recipes that aren't just the plain ones you always see. I've tried three already and they were delicious. I would definitely recommend this bookPublished 12 months ago by S. Bradley
I use this cake ball book all the time. I frequently get orders for cake balls and this is my go to book. Yummy good!!Published 13 months ago by B. B. Whited
I have tried several of the recipes and they all have been quite good.Published 14 months ago by Busy Granny
I love this book! I borrowed the e-book from the library so many times, I decided to just go ahead and make the investment in a forever mine kindle copy. I highly revommend!Published 15 months ago by Lori A. Fields
Love the book.Amazing ideas to build upon.I appreciate the frosting recipes since I prefer to bake and prepare from scratch.Published 18 months ago by carole hendrickson topper