Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lookee what I did!

Last year, I made cake balls and Oreo truffles for the first time. (I've gone over to the dark side - I'm calling them cake balls now even though it still sounds naughty every single time I say it. Every. single. time.) I impressed myself with the way the cake balls turned out but the truffles were just white squares with Oreo crumbs sprinkled on top. Delicious but nothing special to look at.

But this year…

I made cake balls and Oreo truffles again. This year, instead of a boxed chocolate cake mix, I used my double-top-secret recipe for red velvet cake (ok, fine, it’s Paula Deen’s recipe – but use 3 eggs, not 2 - it is A-MAY-ZING) and homemade cream cheese frosting for the cake balls. Soooooo delectable!! So mind-blowingly yummy that it was an major exercise in self-control and selflessness to pack them into tins to give as gifts. I wanted to eat all 91 of them myself. (I only ate 67.)

I decorated them the same way so there’s nothing new to see.




I decided the Oreo truffles needed a touch of zig, a bit of zag.

I am so pleased with how these turned out I can hardly stand myself.

It took a whole weekend and every implement in my kitchen - not to mention splatter-painting the whole kitchen with almond bark - to achieve this glory…but it was so worth it.

I am ridiculously proud of this small accomplishment.

And I won't make them again for another 11.5 months.


  1. sometimes the "dark side" is good...

  2. AWESOME! All of it! Especially calling them cake balls. Heh.

  3. And that little box there, was mine!! And it's empty. E.M.P.T.Y. now...but Brickboy did help me out some.

    May I say, they were eyes rolling to the back of your head delicious.

    They were so good that Brickboy and I have both opened the tin to look for more, only to be greeted by sad...

    Huh..anyone else hear that hint tumble over?? :P

    Mary Alice

  4. So cute! I'd say you rocked it, right there. =)

  5. I have to avoid certain things. I think oreo truffles sound like something that could cause me to go into a sugar comma binge.

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. GORGEOUS!!!!!!! What a great job!

    Almost too pretty to eat.

    Almost..... ;-)

  7. Hot damn those look good! Do you need my address???

  8. So I may assume that mine are in the mail because I am salivating like there is no tomorrow...

  9. Those are amazing! Seriously, I'd pay good money for those- they look that good! I love the little Christmas trees. Sigh. Hey, Merry Christmas! (Yeah, yeah, I'm late, I know.)