Cake Balls More Than 60 Delectable & Whimsical Sweet Spheres of Goodness (Hardcover)
|Author: Dede Wilson|
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Cake balls are a combination of crumbled cake and frosting rolled into generous bite-sized balls and then dipped in a coating, usually dark, milk, or white chocolate. They look like large truffles, but they are lighter in taste and texture, somewhere between a truffle and a cake. They're an indulgence that's turning up everywhere, from upscale food emporiums to corner bakeries; all across the country, wholesale and retail startups devoted to making and selling cake balls are succeeding wildly. Epicurious.com, among many other media sources, calls them ?the next cupcake.? Simply put, readers who like truffles or the now-ubiquitous cake pops will like cake balls.| |Cake balls are easy to make at home. Dede Wilson, author of two celebrated books that are the bibles for make-it-yourself wedding cakes and also of the best-selling Baker's Field Guide series, returns here to give this delectably on-trend topic the expert treatment it deserves. Cake Balls opens with nine basic cake recipes and ten basic frostings, ganaches, and glazes. Then Wilson spins these building blocks, with the help of some extra ingredients and design tricks, into 63 distinctive cake-ball creations, each handsomely photographed in 4-color. The recipes include kid-friendly ideas, such as jam-filled, gingerbread, and chocolate chip cookie dough cake balls, sophisticated creations like Cocoa-Dusted Truffle Cake Balls and Cranberry-Walnut Cake Balls, and whimsical creations like Teddy Bears, Cake Ball Pumpkins, and the Cake Ball Tower, made of filled cream puffs stuck together with caramelized sugar. For baking pros, she serves up inspiring ideas for how they can create their own cake-ball inventions; and, for rookies, there's advice on how to make cake balls starting from a mix. This is a colorful, reliable, and imaginative guide for making these charming and popular treats.