|Photo Credit: SmartyGirlHome Sour Cream Icing Red Velvet Cakeballs|
After a week of St. Patty’s Day decor and days of green desserts, I’m ready for something red. Aren’t you?
|Photo Credit: SmartyGirlHome Red Velvet Cake Batter|
I know that Bakerella stirred up an interest in cakeballs last year. I was skeptical because you may know my sour bread ball story. Cakeballs didn’t sound appealing. However, I baked a tough dry red velvet cake because I used all purpose flour instead of cake flour. Sometimes substitutes just don’t work.
Stick with cake flour in a red velvet cake recipe and do not make the same mistake I did.
I was proud of my sour cream icing though:
Sour Cream Icing
8 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 stick softened unsalted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp corn syrup
Note: This may seem like an excess of salt but a half teaspoon is needed to balance the sweetness and sour flavors. It dries in a donut bar-worthy glaze.
|Photo Credit: SmartyGirlHome White Chocolate Coating|
If you prefer a White Chocolate Coating, try this:
1 cup of white chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil
Melt this in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second intervals. Stir and repeat til smooth.
|Photo Credit: SmartyGirlHome Faux Meatball Red Velvet Cakeballs|
What are some inexpensive food presentation ideas?
|Photo Credit: SmartyGirlHome Pomegranate Yogurt Almonds|
Cakeballs can be beautiful but without decoration they can look like meatballs. I like to display my cakeballs in white cupcake liners. You can place them on a white serving plate with cupfuls of pastel candies. I used Pomegranate Yogurt Covered Almonds for $2.49 per pound and 32 cupcake liners for $1.49. You can find more ideas on Pinterest for cakeballs.
How can I use this for April Fool’s?
|Photo Credit: Renee Marchol’s Red Velvet Cakeballs|
It’s not too far of a stretch when you use red velvet cake and white coating. You can use this faux meatball idea for April Fool’s by making a sweet “spaghetti and meatball” prank.
Rescue a cake fail by transforming the dessert into cakeballs. When you need to laugh, I also recommend visiting Cake Wrecks.
Have a Frugal Spring!