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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2nd Annual Holiday Baking Extravaganza

When I first started my food blog last year, I talked about my 1st Annual Holiday Baking Extravaganza. I'm happy to say we made it a second year.

I originally started this tradition with some old co-workers, but miles between us made it hard, so last year I started it up with my tried-and-true high school girlfriends. We go WAY BACK, and usually make any excuse to get together.

And that is what we did! We were buried deep in flour, sugar, frosting, and everything yummy in between.

I'll be featuring Cake Balls if you read further on...but take a look at some of our yummy goodies, many of which are being stored in our garage. #1 because our freezer is already full, and #2 the high today was 10 degrees, so who really needs a freezer?

Me, and my preggo self, decorating my heart out.

Cake Balls
1 box cake mix (any flavor)
1 can frosting (any flavor)
dipping chocolate (such as almond bark)

Bake cake as directed, allow to cool. In a large bowl crumble cake into fine crumbs. Mix in container of frosting. Take spoonful, roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. When all are rolled out, place in freezer (or outside) to harden. When frozen, dip in melted chocolate. Place on wax paper until set.

These keep for a long while, especially if kept frozen. It tastes like a mini cake explosion in your mouth, but better! They are so good, my mom and all her lady friends baked and dipped hundreds for my wedding favors back in 2006.
Yep, they really did.

In case you are wondering I baked up a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and a strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting. Due whatever variation your heart desires...

I have a couple more baking recipes to share later this week for you, so stay tuned!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Oh cake balls are the devil, so good!

  2. Wow, you guys did an amazing job! And I can't believe you had hundreds of cake balls at your wedding! haha So cute! :)

    Oh and btw I read every post, but don't comment on every one b/c the imbedded form is sometimes tempermental for me! Just wanted you to know! :)