When I first started decorating cakes, I was hesitant to level my cakes properly because I was so bummed about how much cake would be wasted. I used to let my husband and friends eat the scraps, but sometimes no one was around to snack.
Then I discovered cake truffles! Now I keep all my cake scraps in the freezer so that when the time comes to make truffles, I have a great variety of cake to use!
If you don't just have cake lying around your house, you can still make these easily! I'll show you how!
Step 1: Materials
You'll need cake. Like I said, I have a lot of cake in my freezer... if you don't bake a million cakes a week like I do, you can just bake one cake. Specifically for this. You can bake any flavor of cake! A box mix cake will work fine!
You'll also need frosting, about two table spoons. I use home made buttercream, but you can use canned. Vanilla, chocolate or cream cheese frosting seem to work best.
A package of candy melt. (Almond bark, chocolate coating etc) This stuff works best because it isn't as hard to temper as chocolate and once set doesn't melt like crazy just because you barely touched it.
You'll also want a large mixing bowl for the cake, a smaller microwave safe bowl to melt the chocolate in, a fork, a spoon and some candy and or sprinkles to top your truffles. Nuts work as well!
Wax paper and a couple of cookie sheets are nice to have as well.