Secret email chain between Me, Curly T, and Beezus5 in regards to Shanzie's Birthday party......
ME: should we make/buy cupakes or a cake or something for saturday night for shanzies bday partay? what does she like? will the bar allow that?
T: hey...sorry, for the delay in response...I didn't have to work today. Yes...I think she would definitely appreciate that....and I would think that the bar would be fine with it since we are bringing like 20 people into their business (but B5 might know the establishment better).
B5: The Bar would be fine with that. #1 i'm in with the waitresses, #2 i had some cake balls there a few nights ago for another dude's bday.
ME: ooh maybe we can make cake balls. i have wanted to try them
T: my co-worker brought in cake balls for Valentine's day and they were delicious!!!
ME: yeah i see them on food blogs all the time. lets do it. I THINK IT'S PRETTY EASY. you just bake a box cake and crumble it up and mix it with icing and dip it in something. we can add some sprinkles to make it birthdayish. i'll look it up.
Of course I was the one who had to say "i think it's pretty easy." In my head I should have known it wasn't going to work out as I planned (just like those Martha Stewart glasses). So after a few more email chains we decided that B5 and I would pre-bake some cakes and take them over to T's house on Saturday morning. She would get the stuff to decorate them and then we would make something amazingly beautiful, just like these.......
|Picture from cakepops.com (much prettier pops than ours)|
No, not really. I should have known. I mean the balls were pretty soggy even after I froze them. The first one I tried to make ended up like this.....as did the next few.
We finally got a few of them to stay on the sticks but an hour later we realized that they were actually leaking oil (yeah there was that much oil in them). GROSS. So we threw away all the pink cake. Fortunately I did make a chocolate cake with the correct amount of oil and B5 made a yellow cake to use
|by the way, they got the chocolate up with clorex wipes, I think|
Did we end up with any successful cake balls? You will find out tomorrow in the riveting conclusion, 'Cake Balls-Part 2'.