I wanted to share the cake ball bouquets that I made for some of my family and friends for this past Valentine’s Day. These are really great for any special occasion, anniversary or just because, especially because they are just so darn tasty, any reason will do!
For The Bouquets:
- $1 Tin Pails from Target (Found them in the dollar aisle and the party aisle)
- Cute Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
- Clear Gift Wrap (Hobby Lobby or Party City)
- Cookie Sticks (Hobby Lobby)
- Sticker Letters (Hobby Lobby)
- 3″ Styrofoam Balls (Hobby Lobby)
- 2 Bags of Red Paper Decorative Gift Shred (Hobby Lobby)
What You Need For Cake Balls:
- 1 box of Cake Mix (You can make about 30 cake balls per cake box, just depends how big or small you want to make them)
- Ingredients that the Cake Mix calls for
- Frosting/Icing can ( You only need half of one per cake mix box that you use, otherwise it will be too moist and heavy)
- Wax Paper
Cake Balls Recipe Instructions:
So once you are done baking the cake as usual…
You want to let it cool for around 5 minutes or so.
Grab a spoon and spread icing on the cake, does not have to be perfect at all!
Once you spread it on, start stirring it with the spoon! Some people usually do it with their hands but I find that the icing mixes better when the cake is warm, it’s easier!
Once you make several balls, put the chocolate chips or white chocolate chips in a small bowl. I usually just like to grab a handful of chocolate chips, otherwise, it will start to get hard quick! Microwave it for 30 seconds or so, or when you see that it’s melted. Tip:Microwaves are all different in their heat levels, so just check on it!
Once it’s melted, I usually like to move the cake ball around with a spoon. I find it easier and less messy! Place the chocolate covered cake balls on wax paper, so it does not stick as much as it would on a plate, aluminum, etc.
Next, if you want sprinkles, sprinkle some before the chocolate gets hard otherwise the sprinkles won’t stick!
Let the cake pop sit (for at least an hour), before you put the cookie stick in! Just make sure that you go a little less than half way in, otherwise it may fall apart.
If you are making a bouquet, I hot glued the balls into the tin pails so it will stay in place. Then put in the cake balls with the sticks and then added the decorative shreds. Enjoy!