I muster up the courage to crank out a batch of these every valentine's day and every year I say how in the heck does bakerella make it look so easy. dead serious these things are DIVINE, but beware you need about 5 arms and a lot of patience to pull it off successfully. here's a few things I tried this time around that helped:
+freeze cake balls pre-dipping (chilled in the fridge just doesn't cut it)
+set dipped cake balls on drying rack with bowl underneath to catch excess chocolate to prevent pooled sauce on your wax paper during drying
+after another short round in the freezer take out your truffles and decorate them. it hides the messy parts and looks festive. yay!
+do dishes right away, dried chocolate is not fun to clean up the next day (and trust me it will be everywhere)
+get some pretty packing, pack them up, and give them away before you eat your weight in cake (or half the batch, no one needs 50 cake balls, but it feels like you might in the moment)
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