Spring Break means I have waaaaaay too much time on my hands!
My Schedule / To-Do List for the day:
- Start the laundry [we've accumulated approximately 400 loads over the past 10 days]
- Bake a cake for Cake Balls
- Research which vegetables thrive in Arizona's climate for my garden
- Switch the laundry over / start a new load
- Let the cake cool for 30 minutes
- Fold laundry / start a new load
- Study for my anatomy practical next week
- Roll the cake into balls, stick them in the fridge for two hours
- Switch the laundry over / start a new load / fold laundry
- Check on the Cake Balls a million times to see if they've hardened. Get impatient. Put them in the freezer.
- Watch Law & Order: SVU
- Dip/Decorate the Cake Balls
Life is really exciting these days.
I made a Pillsbury Funfetti Cake with Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Frosting. It's Micheal's favsies.
Prepare & Bake as directed on the package for a 13"x9" pan.
Cool 30 minutes.
Cut the hardened borders & corners away. Discard. Or eat. I ate.
I cut the cake into smaller pieces to make it easier to crumble.
Mix in 1/2 to 3/4 of the tub of frosting, until the mixture looks like stiff cookie dough.
Roll the dough into 1" balls. Refrigerate (if you're patient) or freeze (if you're me) until hardened.
Once the balls are hardened, dip into the melted candy coating (I used milk chocolate) using two forks.
Decorate them right away! They harden fast, so you have limited time to get things to stick.
I threw mine into little candy foil-cups I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
- Box of Cake Mix, Any Flavor
- Tub of Frosting, Any Flavor
- Sprinkles/Shredded Coconut/Colored Sugar/Chopped Nuts/Anything!
- Bake the cake in a 9"x13" baking dish according to the directions.
- Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes- cut around the edges of the cake to remove the hardened borders & corners.
- Crumble the cake into a large bowl- mix 1/2 to 3/4 of the frosting, until the cake starts to resemble a dense cookie dough.
- Roll the dough into one inch balls, place on wax paper. Refrigerate for 2 hours (or put in the freezer until hardened).
- Dip the balls into the candy coating, place on waxed paper, decorate however you want!