Hi everyone. I would like to introduce my cyber friend, Emily. Emily makes Gorgeous, Wonderful, Classy Cake Truffles. I follow Emily on Facebook HERE. Check out all of her beautiful cake truffles and fun flavors, like Twinkie, Cola, and Margarita. Once you graduate from my “elementary grade” Easy Cake Truffles, try your had at these “Graduate level” Classy Cake Truffles.
Emily, of Emily.Kate.Design.
I’m so excited to be guest blogging for my dear friend Pint Sized
Baker! I’ve always loved everything
artsy since I can remember, and in the past few years, it’s expanded to the
world of confectionary art. The most
important thing I’ve learned? Practice,
continuation of Karyn’s post Perfect Cake Truffles, I am going to
give you some tips and tricks that I have learned throughout my baking journey
on how to make “classy cake truffles.”
1. Roll your cake balls by hand. I’ve
used my Easy Roller a few times and found that at the end of the day, hand
rolling works the best, and your truffles have the individual attention and
love they deserve! To make the cake
balls consistent, I use a cookie scoop to size out the dough.
2. Melt your chocolate carefully! I’ve
realized that one of the most important steps to cake truffles is the chocolate
melting and dipping process. I always
melt my chocolate the same way regardless of the brand. The way I melt my chocolate is 2 minutes on
high, then stir. Place back in microwave
for another minute, stirring every 20 seconds.
3. Dip! To make Perfect CakeTruffles, follow this post. Just
remember to tap the cake ball on the edge of your dish before placing – that
will help them have a perfectly smooth shape!
4. Prepare to decorate. I think there
are three routes to choose: pipe, sprinkle, or both. I always make sure to plan out my theme
before I begin. I like to use simple
sprinkles that won’t take over the entire design of the cake truffle. Some of my favorites are pearls, non-perils,
and sugar crystals. I think they are all
very simple, elegant and classy. There
are endless color choices available, so you should be able to find something
that works for you!
5. If you are going to pipe designs, you can use several different materials to
hold your chocolate. I tend to stick
with plastic baggies. I’ve also used
cake piping bags, parchment paper, and a piping pen. The fastest, most inexpensive route is
plastic baggies. Cut a small – SMALL
hole in the corner. You can always make
6. Pipe away! The key to your designs
should be this: less is more! Simple
designs can be very classy. You can add
interest to your design by mixing colors – using colored sprinkles or using
different colors of piping. If you add
sprinkles, don’t shake them out of the jar.
Put a desired amount in your hand, and lightly sprinkle using your
fingers. The bigger the sprinkle, the
less you should use. Most people prefer
to not have to crunch their way through truffles because of a lot of sprinkles.
can see in the picture below of few of my favorite designs. I use both straight and curved lines. When piping, take your time! You can always re-melt your chocolate if it
starts to harden. If you keep the hole
in the bag smaller, you have more control over your piping. If you mess up or make a mistake, you can
always add a sprinkle to cover it up.
7. Rarely do I ever dip an entire batch of cake balls without having a few
“mess-ups”. But, don’t let them go to
waste! If there are air bubbles,
misshapen bites, or odd bumps, just add a design over the top. As in the photo, your before and after will
amaze you with a little creativity. No
one will ever know!
8. To finish them off, place your truffles in their cups/liners and serve! The cups/liners that you put them in and the
tray or dish you serve them on is just as important. Choose something simple and elegant that will
compliment your design. It will be hard
to pass up snagging one of these treats!
the importance of “practice, practice, practice”! Learning to make “classy” designs doesn’t
happen overnight. It takes practice and
a lot of patience. Come up with your
original own designs, color combinations, and sprinkle choices to make personalized
cake truffles. Find inspiration in
things around you – even something as simple as a flower!
luck and happy decorating!