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Great ideas don't have to be too too sweet,
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This review is from: Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats (Hardcover-spiral)
Bakerella is amazing and her ideas are ultra-cute. Personally, I find cake balls way too sweet for my taste (Bakerella herself describes them as "super-sweet" and I agree), but I love the book and it totally deserves 5 stars. I have already bought two as gifts as well as one for myself, and will be buying more as well as recommending it to all my friends, for the simple reason that it's full of brilliant ideas for decorating sweet truffles. I have been making truffles by combining crushed Oreo cookies with cream cheese for almost 4 years now. The saltiness in the cream cheese cuts the sweetness of the cookies, so (in my opinion) they taste so much nicer than cake balls. Bakerella mentions the possibility of oreo truffles on page 98 of her book, and you'll find the recipe on her website as well as elsewhere (1 pack cream cheese, one pack oreos, one pack almond bark for coating - just 3 ingredients). I use Bakerella's ideas but with an oreo truffle filling - perfection! I don't bother with sticks though, I just put the balls in paper cases - it's less hassle that way. By the way, shop around for the best-priced white almond bark, as prices vary widely. In Houston, the lowest-priced by far is the store where "here everything's better". In the UK, almond bark is called "chocolate flavour cake covering", brands include Silver Spoon and Tesco.
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Initial post: Sep 22, 2010 5:56:31 PM PDT
N. Mopas says:
Yes!! Oreo truffles taste so much yummier than cake balls!!! I will be trying some of the ideas from the book, but using the oreo pops instead of the cake!!!!
Posted on Sep 9, 2011 2:48:01 AM PDT
Thank you for this info! I never heard of these and since cream cheese is real food, oreo truffles will have a nutrient or 2.
Posted on Dec 19, 2011 11:10:49 PM PST
Kylin Zhang says:
Resourceful article with a bit of spunk. Being a fellow Houstonian, I thank you for that bit about Houston's lowest-priced almond bark. Am gonna check out this book because of your review.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 5:59:26 AM PST
The price at that store went up. The cheapest almond bark I can find is now at Wallymart.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 6:05:13 AM PST
I tried making oreo truffles with vanilla oreos, for a few friends who don't like chocolate. They loved them, and so did a lot of chocolate lovers!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 6:06:27 AM PST
I tried it with vanilla oreos instead of regular, and they were also very popular. You can't really go wrong with cream cheese!
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