Square Cake Balls

My sisters and I were at Michaels grabbing supplies to make cake balls (which I’ve already blogged about. twice.) That’s where we saw the Wilton square brownie pan. We were discussing how silly it would be to buy the pan just to make square brownies. Wouldn’t it be easier to just make brownies as usual in a pan and then cut them? Maybe people have issues cutting straight? The only reason we could think to actually make brownies in this pan would be to get the crusty goodness of the edges in every brownie. Then we decided we could use the pan to make square cake balls.

So on a whim, I bought the pan we had just been ridiculing. But it did make some nice looking square cake balls.

We cheated on these because we just used a cake that my family had bought to celebrate my birthday. For some reason none of us were in the mood for cake (maybe because my sister had made about 12 dozen cookies the night before), so we figured the ratio of cake to frosting would probably be about right for cake balls.

Here’s my beautiful cake. And, no it doesn’t belong on Cake Wrecks, that’s what they asked to be written on it. All of my siblings and I have nicknames for each other. Most of them are just the name followed by i-poo. So my nickname is Jenn-i-poo. Except you say it with a French sort of accent. Anyways, that’s my cake that we smashed up (with our hands!) to make the insides of the cake balls.

We then filled the square brownie pan with the cake mixture and popped it in the freezer to let the mix set. Then we popped the squares out and dipped them in almond bark and decorated with sprinkles. It was a fun afternoon in the kitchen. We sent most of these guys to work with my mom and her coworkers couldn’t believe they were homemade.

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8 Responses to “Square Cake Balls”

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    brannyboilsover — July 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    What a great cake sacrifice! Looks yummy.

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    thecookingnurse — July 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    This looks great, and alot less intimidating then cake balls

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    Molly Jean — July 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Well those looks cute and easy!

    And I love the “i-poo”!!! My friends and I have something similar but with “a-roo”… Jake-a-roo, Mol-a-roo, etc :)

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    smellslikehome — July 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    great idea to use them for cake balls! i saw this pan at Michael’s a few weeks ago and thought the same things as you (about cutting the brownies) but now i might have to use my next coupon on one of these bad boys. thanks for the review!

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    Ingrid — July 9, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve seen that brownie pan….Wilton is trying to start a brownie trend as they now have lots of “brownie equipment”.

    Happy Birthday!
    ~ingrid

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    Megan — July 11, 2009 at 12:02 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it was terrific. I checked the button and was able to Stumble your post. These cake balls look terrific. Love that they are square!

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    Danielle Hawes — August 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I was at Michaels and saw the pan and thought the same exact thing!!!

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    sneha — January 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    this is such a great idea. I have the Wilton pan and I often make cake or oreo balls. Thanks

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