I made cake balls from all the extra white cake I had from several cakes last week and I'm getting rave reviews from my co`workers and I took them to a shower and people are loving them. Try them if you have not done so. The dipping in Chocolate is time consuming but worth the smiles that people get after biting into one.
I love them too...it helps to put lollipop sticks in them and the dipping goes fast and looks professional...just dont wipe too much off the bottom...make them in any flavor...last ones I made were a yellow cake mixed with Swiss buttercream and coated with cherry flavored chocolate... omg tasted almost like the real thing.. would have been better if I wrapped a cherry with the cake filling!
Lisa cake balls are the easiest thing...just gather some cake scraps or a day old cake, about 8 cups. Break up the cake and put into a workbowl of your mixer. Turn on low and break up the cake a bit more. Add a cup of buttercream at a time until it makes a very thick paste. You can add flavorings, a little chocolate etc. to the mixture. Shape into 1" balls and stick lollipop sticks all the way to the bottom of the cake ball. Refrigerate until firm about an hour. Dip in melted chocolate, tapping gently to remove excess chocolate. Place on parchment and refrigerate until firm. IMHO I think they taste best cold.
Jennifer if you dont have the chocolate pot you can put chocolate in a double boiler over boiled hot water with the heat off. Or place a heatproof bowl over a very wet towel placed in an electric fry pan on the lowest setting....just barely turned on...that will keep the chocolate melted. It would be better to use candy melts so you dont have to worry about tempering...dark chocolate tastes best IMHO.