Friday, February 19, 2010

Cakeballs for Breast Cancer Awareness

I'm posting these yummy little beauties in honor of my Aunt Cathy's last session of chemo (which was last week, so I'm a little late). I love making cake balls and thought the strawberry cake with cream cheese icing dipped in white chocolate would be fitting for the occasion. I finished them off by tinting white chocolate and painting the breast cancer awareness symbol on them. Cathy's an incredibly strong, hardworking spirited woman, not to mention a wonderful mom and grandma. I'm proud to be her niece :) I also made carrot cake and cream cheese icing cake balls dipped in white chocolate. Holy-Moly-Yum-O-Rolly!!! If you've never made cake balls you must try them. They're a fun, easy alternative to traditional cake. They take a little extra time, but are totally worth it. These cuties always receive lots of compliments. Enjoy... how can you not? They're cake dipped in chocolate :)

CAKE BALLS
1 boxed cake mix, any flavor, baked according to package directions in 9 x 13 pan
1 can icing (16 oz), any flavor (I only used 3/4 of the can)
candy coating (about 3 oz)

Using a fork, crumble completely cooled cake. Add icing and mix well. The icing will completely blend into the cake. Form into balls using a melon baller (or your hands if you don't have one). Place balls on a cookie sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes. Melt candy coating. Using a toothpick, dip balls into candy coating. Place on wax paper to set.

25 comments:

Sook said...

Oh these look so good and cute!

Melody said...

What nice tribute to breast cancer awareness.Very cute!

Chicago Mom said...

What a great idea! And something that my daughter would get a kick out of helping me do too!

Megan said...

I can hardly believe I have never made cake balls! I have drooled over them on several blogs! I must say, yours are awesome!

Jamie Cooks It Up! said...

Don't those look pretty! You did a great job on the photo. Good luck to your Aunt!

SugarandSpice said...

I am making these!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stefanie said...

When every I make these people can't belive that it's cake. I love them. And think you for decorating them for breast cancer. I'm a breast cancer surviver.I have reached my 5 year mark cancer free.

Willoughby said...

Really cute, Heidi! I've never made cake balls. I love to make the oreo truffles, I think I should try these, too!

Lynda said...

These are so cute, Heidi! I've never made cake balls, but I'd love to have a plateful to nibble on right now.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Excellent tribute! (And my mouth is watering! Whew! It's morning and now I'm thinking only of Pink cake candies!) Wonderful post!!!

Delectable Dining said...

These are adorable! What a great celebration!

teresa said...

a very lovely tribute.

Chrissy said...

I am a huge fan of cake balls. Seeing them makes me wanna whip up a batch myself...but they are kind of time consuming.

~~louise~~ said...

Absolutely adorable, Heidi:) A wonderful tribute. Thank you so much for sharing...

Kim said...

I love the pink cake balls. They are irresistibly cute! A very sweet idea for breast cancer awareness. Best wishes to your aunt.

Tara Rison said...

Such a "sweet" sentiment!

Thoughts and prayers with your aunt.

Julie said...

Very nice job indeed!

Carrie said...

Your cake balls are SO cute! You did a great job, just like Bakerella!!!

Mary said...

They look beautiful! Best wishes for your Aunt Cathy.

Velva said...

Cheers to Aunt Cathy-Awesome.

Your cake balls are perfect for the celebration.

Katy ~ said...

Heidi, what a dear dear niece you are to honor your aunt like this. Surely the apple does not fall far from the tree or the cake ball far from the plate!

I have not yet made cake balls (there's only the 2 of us) but surely I must add these to my to-do list.

You make me smile right down to my little ole heart.

Many thanks.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are so sweet to make these cake ball in honor of your aunt. I'll say a prayer that she will forever remain cancer free!

Krista said...

These look awesome, Heidi! I'll keep your aunt in my thoughts and hope that she continues her victory against cancer!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

That is awesome my dear :)

Ingrid said...

They're lovely Heidi! I have an aunt that is battling cancer for the second time in three years. :( Her battle is with ovarian cancer. God bless to your aunt.
~ingrid