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A Non-Traditional Approach to The Wedding Cake
I had made some fun, whimsical cake pops for children taking music lessons at my home, when a neighbor stopped by. She was getting married in less than a month, and the person who was going to do her cake had to back out. She saw the cake pops, and wanted them for her own wedding- done in the colors she had picked out. Instead of cake "pops" on a stick, she wanted cake balls.
Now, instead of having one large wedding cake, she would have the local baker provide a one-layer bride and groom cake, and I would make 300 cakeballs. She figured a serving per person would be three cakeballs.
I broke the 300 cakeballs into 6 different flavors, at 50 cakes balls for each flavor. It also allowed for a lot of creativity-- it also gave me six different designs to decorate with.
This was my largest order to date, but I was excited about it and confident that I could deliver. Besides, the colors were purple and yellow. How beautiful. I couldn't refuse.
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The Best Recipe For Making Cake Balls
I found a great recipe to use for making cake balls. The batter for cake balls needs to be dense, in order to hold up when dipping into the candy coating. A few simple tricks will give you the consistency you need for perfect cake balls.
Using any cake mix:
Reduce the amount of water by 1/2, and use MILK instead of water
Add one extra egg to what is required.
Add one box of INSTANT PUDDING, to the closest flavor
You will need a mixer that can handle the density. Most hand-held mixers will have trouble as the batter thickens with the addition of the pudding.
The Best Pan For Making Cake Pops
I had used the electric cake-pop maker, and I liked it, but it only made 6 at a time, so it was very time consuming. When I used THIS cakepop pan, I could bake 18 at once, and I was done with 4 dozen in less than an hour. It was SO EASY, and saved me so much time. These cake pop pans are also very easy to clean-- just wipe off the non-stick coating.
Amazon has these pans for only $16.00. I wish I had known that before I bought my pans. I paid $20.00 for mine, and I bought two of them. If you are baking these for profit or for a wedding, I would definitely buy two. It saved me so much time. And if I had gotten them from Amazon, I would have also saved $8.00.
Wedding Cake Balls Allow So Many Choices
Often times, a wedding cake will only allow for one or two, maybe three flavors. With Cakeballs, you can have so many more choices about flavors and decorations.
For this wedding, we also did "Groom Cake" cakeballs. Traditionally, chocolate is used for the groom cake. I made chocolate as well as German Chocolate cake balls for the Groom.
The chocolate cake balls were dipped in a dark chocolate candy coating, and sprinkled with silver sugar.
The German Chocolate cake balls were dipped in a milk chocolate coating, with a button of caramel, coconut and pecan frosting on top.
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SPECIAL TIP For Baking the BEST Cake Balls
I found that when I used the non-stick spray with FLOUR in it, "Baker's Joy", that the cakeballs came out more evenly cooked. It turns out that when you use oil or strictly oil-based products in the cakepop pan, that it can lead to uneven cooking.
I also discovered that I had no problems at all with the cake sticking to the pan when I used Baker's Joy. Sometimes when I used the oil or the Canola spray, the cake would sometimes stick.
I also found it helpful to spray the Baker's Joy on the TOP of the cakepop pan, around the venting hole. This way, if any batter rises up and spills out, it is easily removed.
Lots of Ways to Decorate and Present the Wedding Colors - And lots of ways to enjoy the different flavors
I was able to present the bride's colors in several ways, as well as the bride's favorite flavors. She requested I also use her grandmother's special spiced pound cake for one of the flavors, and it was a beautiful use of tradtion. I also made coconut, strawberry, and traditional yellow cake.
For the yellow cake, I used a yellow, vanilla flavored candy coating, sprinkled with white coconut.
The strawberry cake was dipped in a white, vanilla flavored candy coating, with purple sprinkles.
The Coconut cake was dipped in purple candy coating, and sprinkled with coconut.
The spiced pound cake was dipped in white candy coating, and sprinkled with purple stained glass sugar.
Remember that adding a box of instant pudding gives your cake batter the density it needs to hold up under all that dipping and decorating!