I should have been expecting this,~ I was looking for recipes to actually create cake balls that taste amazing, and this book is all about decorating them ( yes,,, they are cute but overdone.) However, I didnt have to pay for the book b/c I can look this up on line and see a ton of different ideas vs purchasing ( and storing) a book.. While the ideas are fairly cute, this is clearly a book for children.. I would have liked a better mix in the book,~ a combination of unusual ( and good!) tasting cake balls as well as the decorating ideas~ The kids will like this book, but for me,,,,,,,its like the difference between having a perfect looking cake w/ fondant on top ( cant eat it,,,way way too sweet,,,,) and eating a well made cake recipe w/ Italian Swiss Meringue frosting,( classic and classy)
Taste is very important to me no matter how cute the cake is~ Been decorating cakes and serving them too long to know that people truly appreciate the frosting as well as the cake and this is the only thing I can compare this to~ These cake pops are overly sweet and decorated w/ even more candy ~ NOT what I want to eat or put on my sweet table,~ but the kind of thing the kids can take to school for various occasions. If one really wants to make cake balls that taste fantastic, purchase the book " Cake Balls" written by the original cake ball ladies that have a shop in Dallas. And use a higher grade of chocolate,not the candy wafers b/c there is a huge taste difference.( Choc chips work well also!) If I am going to indulge in the extra calories, I want it to be worth it!