Friday, March 4, 2011

Mess into success?

Well tonight my step dad gave me a cake mix I had never used before, and being me, I had to make it:

While the directions were rather vague, the cake baked up really well. 
But that's where it all went really wrong. 
Once the cake was cooled I went to transfer it out of the pan and onto a rack, where it then decided to break into a million pieces. 
I was upset, there was cursing and muttering.

Since I already made cream cheese frosting* I decided to attempt to save one piece and make it pretty:

But as for the rest, it was ruined. And then I had a moment of genius, I had recently saw someone make cake balls (Broken up pieces of cake mixed with frosting, rolled into balls, covered in chocolate, powdered sugar, cocoa, or anything else), so I gave it a try.
The result?

Rolled them in a mixture of cocoa powder and sugar.
I haven't tested one yet, it sounds like a sugar explosion.

So, fail or accidental epic win?

*Cream Cheese frosting:  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 9 ounces powdered sugar, sifted, approximately 2 cups

In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium just until blended. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. With the speed on low, add the powdered sugar in 4 batches and beat until smooth between each addition.

Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using.

 (My first time making this, did a pretty good job)
**Edit: Well I did try a cake ball, they taste like chocolate cheesecake. Pretty good**     


  1. Hey there K,

    I say epic win. Even though the cake broke apart, you were able to save it and still make edible snacks from it. I've never had cake balls before but that definitely sounds like something I would eat. EPIC WIN! Later!

  2. I'm glad you think so, seems that I'm getting votes for win. I'm glad something good came of it. And now to go cook veggies, I am tired of looking at sweets. lol.