In something as routine and universal as food, it can feel like nothing is ever new. But if you follow along closely, you’ll notice that trends pop up all the time. Mostly I’m not one to be tempted by cooking with nitrogen á la Richard Blaze of Top Chef fame, and I have yet to infuse, puree and reduce every ingredient in a recipe. But there is one hot topic in the baking world that I couldn’t help but take note of, cake balls. Inspired by anything on a stick or bite sized, these satisfied all my discerning criteria in a recipe: simple and delicious. You can get as creative as you want with these, and with the Fall holidays quickly approaching, I’d love to see any ideas you have.
The most gorgeous examples of inspiration from Bakerella:
Halloween style from The Pioneer Woman:
Absolutely stunning wedding themed from my friend Hannah of Inspired Living Interiors:
And of course, Cakeballs.com:
I made these little bites for my housewarming party and they worked out really well. Because each bite is covered in chocolate, it has a little protection from the elements, so I baked them ahead of time and kept them refrigerated. They were a delightful surprise for my guests because it was something new, and little did they know, the next big thing to hit the baking world.