Monday, October 19, 2009

The Cake Ball Chronicles: Melon Bawling?

The girls at My Sweet Nola have spent hours perfecting their cake ball techniques. We learned it the hard way, and we're passing on our tips and tricks to you. If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line. Check back often the latest tricks of the trade!

Does balling your cake balls bring you to tears? Have no fear, My Sweet Nola is here to the rescue!

We all want to use something to form the balls, but not all balling tools are created equal. At first glance, the cookie scoop (shown above, left) seems like a perfect fit. It works on cookie dough, why not cake balls? We'll tell you why. The cake balls come out way too big. Anyone who has enjoyed a cake ball knows a little goes a long way.

That brings us to our preferred balling tool, the melon baller. The melon baller may be the answer to your prayers, but only if you choose the right one. Look for a two-sided melon baller with a single metal rod going through the handle and holding the two sides together. One sided ballers or those that attach the two ends separately tend to bend and will eventually break (Believe us, we've been there).

Your melon baller does not have to be expensive, in fact, we prefer the OXO brand at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It's only $8.99 + tax (even cheaper if you remember your 20% off coupon).

So invest in the right tools, and it will save you a lot of headaches and handaches.

That brings us to the end of this session of the Cake Ball Chronicles. Happy Balling Y'all!

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