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Baked or Formed Cake Balls For A Party?

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Baked or Formed Cake Balls For A Party?

Fresh_Foodie | Mar 17, 2014 05:53 PM

So I would like to make cake balls and ship them as a gift as a dessert for about 25 person party.

I have made cake balls before with a from scratch cake and store bought frosting. And even though the balls formed well, I thought the flavor was disgusting mainly because I didn't like that damp texture created by mixing frosting into crumbled cake. The frosting seemed to overwhelm the cake. But that's just me. So in trying again I want to make two types: A butter cake with caramel icing (something that hardens so it will travel well) and a Creamsicle cake ball.

My questions are: 1.) Which type of cake ball will taste better? Should I re-try the bake,crush, & mix kind or buy a ball pan and make the baked kind?
2.) If I try the baked kind, how can I make them moist?
3.) How can I make a thinned caramel icing that hardens? Maybe meringue powder or coconut oil?

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