Nothing says party more than sprinkle-covered cake balls. Perfect for children’s parties or just a special treat, these Confetti Cake Balls are not only easy to make, but fun too. You’ll have plenty of little helpers in the kitchen with this one!
What You’ll Need
Brookshire’s Parchment Paper
Good Cook Cookie Sheet
Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mix
Duncan Hines Vanilla Whipped Frosting
Brookshire’s White Bark Coating
Over the Top Sprinkles
Prepare and bake Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mix according to directions on the box (fig. 1). Crumble cake into mixing bowl. Add 3/4 cup to 1 cup of Duncan Hines Vanilla Whipped Frosting into warm cake (fig. 2). Mix thoroughly, breaking up the large pieces. Tip: If you have a kitchen mixer, it’s a shortcut to use a mixer for this part.
Once cake and buttercream are mixed, you should be able to squeeze the cake into a dough-like consistency. Using the palm of your hand as a measure guide, roll cake/buttercream mixture into compact balls. Insert toothpicks, and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet (fig. 3). Freeze for 20 minutes.
Melt white bark coating in microwave (stir often to avoid burning). Dunk cake balls into candy coating, and let dry on parchment paper (fig. 4). Remove toothpicks. Using a fork, drizzle leftover coating on the top, if desired, and add sprinkles (fig. 5).
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No Microwave, No Worries
Microwaves are handy for a number of cooking tasks in the kitchen, but if you don’t have one or it’s on the fritz, you don’t have to miss out on cake balls. Instead of heating the frosting in the microwave, you can melt it in a small saucepan over low heat. Just be sure to stir the frosting constantly to prevent sticking. Better yet, if you have a double boiler, fill the bottom pan with water and gently warm the frosting in the top pan.
Put Parchment to Good Use
If you bake regularly, you probably keep a roll on hand. But parchment is useful for far more than baking cookies, cupcakes and muffins. Here are just a few ways parchment can make your cooking adventures more successful:
- Use parchment as a pouch for steaming vegetables.
- Line a pan with parchment before baking fish to avoid sticking.
- Roast acidic fruits like tomatoes on parchment to prevent reactions with aluminum pans.
- Create a pastry bag for decorating cookies or cakes.