Somehow I managed to stumble upon the website www.bakerella.com
I am in heaven. She's just marvelous!! I saw some postings about cake balls.
I didn't know what they were but I knew I wanted to try them.
So, I decided that K's 3rd birthday would be based on the Very Hungry Caterpillar book and I could make cake balls for the body segments.
My awesome friend Liz made her invite for me....and totally rocked it!!
So it's the day of, I'm rushed (as usual) and I'm ready to get this stuff going.
Apparently I was so excited about the cuteness of cake balls, I didn't really read the instructions well.
I almost made them without baking the cake first! I thought you just used the dry mix with the frosting.
Good thing I thought it seemed really weird and double checked!
Well, I made the 'the right way' but since I really didn't know what I was doing...they flopped.
Partly because my town only has a certain brand of melting chocolates (they suck) and they didn't cover the balls well. Also because I didn't know it would take so long to dip each ball and I was in a hurry.
So there are the 6 segments on the caterpillar. And you see that leaf to the right? Yeah...the one that looks like a cake sandwich? Yeah...that's the leftover mix there. Live and learn, right?
But, the kiddo was happy about the party (and literally will still bring it up today, 1.5 years later!), and I did get all of the fruits and other foods from the story made (and in the correct number) so that was awesome. :)
Oh yeah! And looking at this pic reminded me that I also tried this cherry pie pop recipe from Bakerella and they were perfect! Probably my favorite, actually :)