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Classy Cake Truffles – by Emily.Kate.Designs

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    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.

    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,
    practice, 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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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!
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    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
    it bigger. 
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    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.
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    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!
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    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!
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    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!
    of Emily.Kate.Design.

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    33 thoughts on “Classy Cake Truffles – by Emily.Kate.Designs”

      1. Hello there! If you look in the photo where the cake ball is on the fork (pictured above), you can just slide the ball right off the fork. My bottoms are almost always covered with no exposed cake. If you happen to have cake exposed, however, you can just take the cake ball once it is dry and dip the bottom in some chocolate again. Hold it in the air (don't put it down on it's wet chocolate bottom) and let it dry a bit. That should do the trick!

    1. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments, everyone! I sure did enjoy sharing some of my tips and tricks with you. A big thank you, of course, to Miss Pint Sized Baker herself. =]

      1. A favorite recipe?! That's like asking me to choose a favorite child =]!

        Well, you can start with any recipe that Miss Pint Sized posts here, of course. She makes everything easy for bakers of all ranges. I like any recipe that is no hassel and easier to use. I use a lot of Betty Crocker recipes – her cookbooks are my favorite. If you're looking for a new recipe, I might start there! Bakerella also has wonderful recipes. That doesn't narrow it down for you, but it's a good place to start =]! Happy baking!

    2. Hi! These look delicious! I'm totally pinning them! I’m stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday to say hello. I hope you’ll come visit me at

    3. This is a beautiful presentation for your Classy Cake Truffles, they look delicious. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

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