Thanks to Bakerella, everyone is fascinated with cake balls and cake pops.She is one smart cookie! If you have never heard of her, seriously check out her site and be prepared to be amazed!
Though I enjoy making cake pops , I like working on cakes more. But, I recently discovered fusing cakes and cake balls can result in the coolest thing ever…. A CAKEBALL CAKE!
Basically, it involves arranging cake balls in such a way that they resemble a cake.
The idea for this cake came to me quite randomly when I was making cake pops and sticking them into a styrofoam to dry. I ran out of space on top of the styrofoam and stuck a few on the sides. It started to look interesting and that’s when I knew I had another fun idea to share with y’all
I used styrofoam as the base but I think using a firm, pound cake might work just as well. I will keep you posted when I try that out…
Notice all the yellow paper flowers on the cake??? I used those to hide the white styrofoam base that was showing through. Trust me, if it wasn’t for these flowers, the cake was looking ghastly! lol
By the way, wanna guess what the cake board is made from????
It’s not styrofoam…
It’s not plastic…
It’s not store bought…
It’s actually made from regular card board boxes. We will be moving soon so I have all these boxes in the house. I took one box, drew out rectangular dimensions and cut out three rectangles. I glued them on top of each other, covered them in 3 sheets of crafty white tissue paper, glued a ribbon around it and TA-DA… a cheap, home-made cake board
Once I finished making this cake, I had some left over cake balls. Being one of those people who doesn’t like wasting food and especially anything covered in chocolate (hehe), I served those alongside my cake too.
Do you want to make this cake ball cake too? If so, follow these steps:
Prepare your cake balls. I have done a tutorial on making cake balls HERE.
Drizzle some yellow colored chocolate on top of each cake ball (just to make them look pretty)
NOTE: I wanted to try and see what happens if we use regular chocolate instead of baking chocolate to cover cake balls. Save yourself the time and energy and don’t do it! lol. Baking chocolate firms up and dries up so much better and faster than regular chocolate.
Stick a toothpick into each cake ball.
Push this cake ball into a rectangular shaped styrofoam. Continue doing this until the top and sides are covered in cake balls.
Now, to hide the white styrofoam showing through, cut out square shapes of crafty tissue paper. Since the chocolate streaks on my cake balls were yellow, I used yellow tissue paper. You can use whichever color you like.
Hold the square sheet in your hand and start to pinch from the bottom…
…until the top starts to crumple and starts looking like a messy flower…
To maintain this “flowery” shape, twist the bottom and it will start to look like a mini stem.
To give these flowers a more rounded petal look, cut off sharp, random edges from the top using scissors…
…and you will end up with easy-to-make, cute flowers.
All you have to do now is place these flowers in any gaps you see between cake balls.
NOTE: If you want, you can glue gun a toothpick into each flower and then push it into gaps. This way, the flowers would be more secure but I was feeling slightly lazy and didn’t feel like doing this…heheh
Place your cake on a cake board and you are done!
Looks pretty… right? I think a pink colored cake ball cake would also look very nice or how about a rainbow colored one? That would be gorgeous!
NOW, allow me to share with you my latest obsession- Dull, dark pictures with a single pop of color like the yellow paper flowers and yellow chocolate streaks in these pictures…
I remember even as a teenager, I used to be drawn to such pictures at museums and art galleries. There is something very simple and beautiful about them.
I also asked my husband to play around with this picture in Aperture. It has some very cool features that I don’t have in Photoshop (or maybe I do and I don’t know how to use them yet…lol).
This picture reminds me of those old film pictures that we rarely get to see these days… isn’t it so cool?! I miss the good old simple days…
Clearly, hubby and I went crazy when it came time to snap and play around with pictures. Hope you enjoyed the picture overload
By the way, thanks for all your insight into my pie vs.tart confusion. If anyone else is curious, check out the comments from my last posting. There is some great information there
Tata for now!
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