Posts tagged ‘red velvet’

April 20th, 2011

Cake Balls!

by Manasi

If you’ve been on the internet, you’ve probably seen cake balls recipes. I’m not sure who started it, but bakerella is most definitely the queen of them. She even took it a step forward and became the queen of Cake Pops, which she really does an amazing job with. Anyway, I’ve made both cake balls and cake pops before and have usually gone the boxed mix route because seriously, you’re going to crumble up a cake and combine it with frosting–are you really going to start with a homemade cake? Bakerella often uses red velvet cake mix, which must be a southern thing because I had never found it, until one day when I squealed in delight when walking through the baking aisle at the grocery store and saw a Duncan Hines red velvet mix. I highly anticipated making the balls with the red velvet mix, but imagine my surprise when they came out, well, lacking. I guess I’ve spoiled myself with ‘real’ cake enough that this wasn’t cutting it. Not that I’m above using shortcuts or whatnot–I buy crushed garlic in a jar from Trader Joe’s. What? I hate those stupid skins! read more »