I wanted to make a cake over the weekend. My mom recently sent me a pumpkin cake mold, so I was planning on making a pumpkin-shaped cake. However, I didn’t grease/flour it well enough, because some of the cake stuck to the pan. I hate when that happens! But I wasn’t about to give up completely. I briefly thought about just trying to patch the cake with frosting–I was going to top it with a candy-coating anyway. But then I decided I’d just shred the cake, and make some Halloween Cake Balls.
I made cake pops once before–And swore I’d never do them again. Still, I didn’t really know what else to do with that cake, other than trifle.
But I didn’t have any custard, nor the desire to make any custard, and since I already had the candy melts that I was going to top the cake with, I just went with cake balls, and decorated them with some Halloween sprinkles I had in the pantry.
The orange ones are coated with Pumpkin Spice candy melts. The others are coated in almond bark, which is much easier to work with, and why the chocolate ones are much nicer-looking.
I’m thinking that if I’d had two packages of the candy melts, those cake balls might’ve looked a little better. I had over a pound of almond bark to work with, so it was easier to get full coverage on the cake.
So my cake failure wasn’t a complete waste of my time. And at some point this autumn, I will try that pumpkin cake again, and it WILL come out of the mold!