and not enough sense...
For years, cake decorators (amateur or professional) have had extra cake bits and frosting to get rid of. One common way to do this is too rich for me, personally, but it is often done, is to collect your cake bits and pieces, mix them with your frosting bits and pieces, chill, form into balls and freeze, then top with more frosting, chocolate, peanuts, coconut--- let your imagination go wild.
Sounds easy and frugal, right?
Leave it to Neiman Marcus
)the upscale department store) to find a way to profit on this.
You guessed it--- they are selling
. $75 for 3 dozen, plus $14.05 shipping and handling.
Now, if you want to make them yourself, from 'scratch' without the wait of accumulating the cake bits and the frosting bits, the American Cake Decorators have this recipie
Personally, I'll just mainline my fdrosting stright from the can (or mixer) and skip the pretense of cake.
1 18.25-ounce boxed cake mix, plus ingredients called for on the box.
1 16-ounce can frosting.
48-ounce bag of confectioners' coating wafers
Bake the cake according to the package instructions. Crumble the warm cake into a bowl, using a hand mixer to create a fine texture. Mix in the frosting to make a paste (3/4 to full can). Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours. Form the mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls, place on waxed paper and freeze for at least 6 hours.
Melt the coating in a microwave oven set on high for 45 seconds. Stir the coating, then heat in 10-second bursts, stirring between each until smooth. Working in small batches, remove the balls from the freezer, dip them into melted coating using toothpicks or a dipping fork. Place each on a sheet of waxed paper to harden.
Makes 30 balls.