Why do I do this to myself? I eat completely weird combinations of food that should not be seen together!!!
I promise – I know how to cook, but I’m notoriously known for eating strange off-the-wall dinners. I’m busy. I’m not married yet. I do not have kids yet. I’m hungry. Therefore, it happens. Plus, I’m only harming myself when I do this…
Example 1: Monday’s dinner consisted of buffalo chicken and a chocolate banana protein shake. WTH?!
Example 2: Wednesday I had a snack that consisted of a vanilla latte and jalopeno cheddar chex mix. GAG. It seemed like a good idea when I saw the chex mix, then I saw the latte, and ended up with both. Let’s just say these things do not belong together and should not be consumed within the same hour of eachother.
There’s just something about spicy foods when combined with sweet milky drinks that DOES NOT go together.
I know, your glad I told you this. What would you have done without me?!
On another note – cake, frosting, and chocolate and/or vanilla candiquik DO go together. March and Basketball DO go together. I’m on a roll.
Basketball Cake Balls
Yield: approximately 40 cakes balls
1 box cake mix (your choice of flavor + required ingredients)
1/2 container cake frosting
1 (16 oz) package Vanilla CandiQuik
4 oz Chocolate CandiQuik (for piping)
Orange food coloring (oil or powder based only)
1. Bake cake according to directions on the package. Let cool. Trim off the edges of the cake. Crumble cake into a large bowl.
2. Add frosting and mix thoroughly with your (clean) hands. Chill mixture in the fridge.
3. Roll into ~1″ balls.
4. Melt CandiQuik according to the package directions. Add orange (oil or powder based) food coloring and stir until desired color is established.
5. Coat cake balls in orange-colored CandiQuik and place on wax paper to set.
6. Once set, pipe on basketball stripes using the Chocolate CandiQuik.
*tip: I began by piping on a cross, then added the 2 arced/curved lines for the basketballs. You can do this without picking up the cake ball – just make sure there is wax paper underneath.
For help/common questions with cake balls/pops – please read this tutorial!