Baby Shower Desserts: Cake Balls

End your shower with a special treat. Cake balls are easy to make and even easier to eat.


Once you learn to make these colorful cakeballs, no wonder why you didn't try them sooner. They're easy, fun, yummy and they serve a crowd. First, bake a box vanilla cake mix according to its package directions. Crumble the cold cake into a large bowl. Add a 1/2 of 16 oz. can of vanilla frosting. Then mix everything with your hands until the cake and frosting are well blended. If it seems a little dry, add a little more frosting. Roll the mixture into walnuts-sized balls. Place them on a wax paper line cookie sheet. Mae 25 cakeballs altogether and then insert a lollipop stick into the center of each ball. If you have time, chill the cakeballs for a few hours to make dipping them later on easier. Now let's make the icing by mixing 2 cups of powdered sugar with 4 tablespoons of water. Add a little more water is needed to make a smooth icing. Carefully dip each ball into the icing, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. While the icing is still wet, decorate each ball with colorful candy sprinkles. Then set them on a baking rack over wax paper to dry. Refrigerate them again, allowing the icing to set before serving the cakeballs. You can adapt this cakeball recipe to make other flavor combinations using different cake mixes, frostings and candy decorations. Just use your imagination.

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