Saturday, October 30, 2010
#GreatHallowTweet: Eye (Cake) Balls
Look deep into my eyes, my pretty ... these sweet things are my #GreatHallowTweet take on cake balls.
Here's the method to the madness ...
Take and bake a boxed cake mix to the specifications on the back of the box. (And yeah - if you're a super star, you can make your own homemade cake, but I've been traveling around the Midwest for the past couple of days - boxed cake was as good as I was going to get for this ...). Let the cake cool completely and then crumble it into a large bowl, using a fork to make sure the cake is good and crumbled.
Then take a container of frosting - for the red velvet cake, I used cream cheese frosting, because it just felt right - and mix about 3/4 of the frosting into the crumbled cake, stirring to incorporate.
Now here's the messy part ... take the cake and form it into one-inch balls. Place them on a cookie sheet and set in the freezer to chill and solidify (about one hour).
After your eye, erm ... cake balls, have frozen dip them in some melted white almond bark. Tap the excess off and place on sheets of waxed paper to harden the candy shell. To paint the eyeballs, I used food grade color gels (thanks to Coco Cooks and her marzipan eyeballs for the hint).