Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats

by Robin Ankeny, Charlotte Lyon

Running Press | July 31, 2012 | Hardcover

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Authors Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon started The Cake Ball Company in 2006, and it has quickly become the leader in the cake ball market. Perfect for both new and experienced bakers and all those who are sick of boring plain cakes and the cupcake trend, cake balls are bite-sized bits of moist cake blended with rich icing and surrounded in a beautiful chocolate shell. Cake balls are super-fun to make and the end product is cute yet elegant—not to mention delicious—making them the ideal dessert for parties, brunches, showers, weddings, and more.

Included within this tasty little cookbook you will find three cake and three icing recipes, for which all of the 51 cake ball recipes in the book are based on, troubleshooting tips, decorating and packaging ideas, and 45+ full-color photos throughout. Some of the tasty recipes include Southern Red Velvet, Triple Chocolate
Chip, Gingerbread, Tiramisu, Carrot Cake, Strawberries and Cream, and many more.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.98 in

Published: July 31, 2012

Publisher: Running Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762445769

ISBN - 13: 9780762445769

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Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats

Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats

by Robin Ankeny, Charlotte Lyon

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.98 in

Published: July 31, 2012

Publisher: Running Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0762445769

ISBN - 13: 9780762445769

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[introduction]IntroductionIf you are new to the wonderful world of cake balls, then you might be asking yourself, “What the heck is a cake ball?” Well, let us tell you . . . they’re just what you’ve been waiting for! They are crumbled bits of moist cake blended with rich icing, rolled into a ball, and then dipped in a deliciously wonderful chocolate coating. Cake balls are an exciting twist on the everyday cupcake and a sophisticated yet fun alternative to traditional dessert. It’s no wonder why they’ve become such a sweet sensation!Plain and simple, cake balls are pure greatness. There are a gazillion different variations of cake and icing, with every different flavor combination offering a unique, mouth-watering experience. And every bite delivers that thrilling combination we all love—cake and icing! Who hasn’t been disappointed to realize that she has finished all the icing, leaving a sad slice of cake just begging for sticky sweet frosting? A cake ball promises to never leave your cake stranded.The greatness doesn’t just stop with the tastiness either. Cake balls are just the right size. At The Cake Ball Company, we call them portion-controlled. When you are feeling the need for something small and sweet, you can indulge without having to down a big slice of cake. Their ideal size also makes them perfect for parties and entertaining. You can set out your cake balls on a serving tray with napkins, and be done with it. There’s no slicing, no plates, no forks, and no mess.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Getting Started
Equipment
Making Cake Balls

Dipping and Drizzling
Decorating
Tips and Troubleshooting
Parties, Displays, and Gift-Giving
Cake and Icing
Cake
Basic Chocolate Cake
Basic Vanilla Cake
Basic Yellow Cake
Icing
Basic Chocolate Icing
Basic Vanilla Icing
Basic Cream Cheese Icing
Cake Balls
Classics

Birthday Cake
Brownie
Chocolate Toffee
German Chocolate
Southern Red Velvet
Wedding Cake
Chocolate Lovers
Candy Bar Overload
Chocolate Butterscotch
Chocolate Buzz
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Chocolate Salty Pretzel
Chocolate Macadamia
Chocolate Pistachio
Chocolate Coffee Hazelnut
Triple Chocolate Chip
Fresh and Fruity
Apple Cinnamon
Banana Walnut
Blackberry Cobbler
Blueberry Muffin
Chocolate Apricot
Coconut Cream
Hummingbird
Lemon
Orange Poppy Seed
Strawberries and Cream
Peanut Butter Banana
Jingle Balls
Carrot Cake
Dark Chocolate Peppermint
Cinnamon Streusel
Creamy Eggnog
Gingerbread
Pumpkin Spice
A Little Bit Tipsy
Almond Amaretto
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Raspberry Champagne
Irish Cream
Key West Rum Cake
Margarita Lime
Piña Colada
Tiramisu
Fun with Cake Balls
Chocolate Malted Milk
Honey Granola
Chai Latte
Dreamsicle
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough
Cookies and Cream
Salted Peanut Butter
S’mores
Salted Caramel
Snickerdoodle
Tres Leches
Index

From the Publisher


Authors Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon started The Cake Ball Company in 2006, and it has quickly become the leader in the cake ball market. Perfect for both new and experienced bakers and all those who are sick of boring plain cakes and the cupcake trend, cake balls are bite-sized bits of moist cake blended with rich icing and surrounded in a beautiful chocolate shell. Cake balls are super-fun to make and the end product is cute yet elegant—not to mention delicious—making them the ideal dessert for parties, brunches, showers, weddings, and more.

Included within this tasty little cookbook you will find three cake and three icing recipes, for which all of the 51 cake ball recipes in the book are based on, troubleshooting tips, decorating and packaging ideas, and 45+ full-color photos throughout. Some of the tasty recipes include Southern Red Velvet, Triple Chocolate
Chip, Gingerbread, Tiramisu, Carrot Cake, Strawberries and Cream, and many more.

About the Author

Robin Ankeny was a wine consultant for a number of years before she became the founder of The Cake Ball Company in 2006.
Charlotte Lyon is co-owner and marketing director of The Cake Ball Company. She has a business and marketing background, used to have her own freelance design business, and did advertising for numerous food accounts. Visit them at cakeballs.com.

Editorial Reviews

The Wall Street Journal
“Where conventional slices often fall short, the so-wrong-they're-right spheres of decadence offer cake and frosting in every bite.”

Cosmopolitan
“The decadent, dough-like consistency of these yummy treats are so surprising (and satisfying!) that they disappeared within minutes of arriving at the Cosmo office when we decided to do a taste test. Good luck not devouring them before you give 'em to the lucky recipient!”

Food Network Magazine
“Never mind cupcakes. The new bakery trend: cake balls.”

Salon
“Move over macarons: These treats are small, Southern, filled with sugar—and may be the next hot dessert trend.”

Market Block Books blog
“OMG!!! This is a sweet and awesome little book. It has lots of great ideas and you don’t need those annoying sticks that end up getting thrown away. So, delicious and economical! Stop drooling and start baking!”

Dallas Morning News
“Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon, founders of Dallas’ Cake Ball Co., have produced a slender, practical volume of recipes that includes detailed instructions with photographs showing how to produce the perfect cake ball every time.”

Stir It Up! Blog on The Christian Science Monitor
“Reading the recipe titles alone made my mouth water and reach for a mixing bowl. … Beyond showing you how to make cake balls, "Cake Balls" provides a fantastic list of flavor combinations and ideas of how to use and decorate with cake balls.”