Well, I'm getting better. Practice makes perfect...that's my motto. Of course, the more I practice, the tighter my pants get...hahahaha! But, the people at work love being the taste testers.
Last weekend, I set out to perfect my method of rolling and dipping the cake balls. I tried strawberry cake and yellow cake. After the cake cooled completely, I crumbled it up and mixed in the icing. After it was good and mixed, I put the bowl in the freezer. After the mixture was in the freezer for about an hour, I took it out, and started rolling out the balls.
After all of the balls were rolled out, I put the trays in the freezer and left them over night. The next day, I started the dipping process. Freezing them before hand does much better then when they are soft. Last week, I used a double boiler to melt the chocolate, and it never really got melted completely. This time, I used the microwave to melt the chocolate, and that worked a lot better.
This time I used a spoon to get them out of the chocolate. I have tried using 2 forks and tooth picks, but the spoon works the best.
These turned out a lot better then the ones I did last week. They were covered more completely and with a thicker layer of coating. Still not as good as Bakerella, but I'm getting closer.
And really, it doesn't matter what they look like, because they were Delicious!