I first tried these several years ago, but without the sticks, so they were just cake balls. Then along came Bakerella, (I love her, btw) and I'm not sure if she added the stick or what, but she pretty much made them famous. She even went on Martha Stewart and made them.
I am a show off, what can I say? I wanted to make something impressive to take to our church's Trunk or Treat, so I decided on these.
To make them, you'll need:
1 cake, baked and cooled - 9 x 13 is perfect
1 tub of frosting (or an equivalent amount of homemade)
Almond bark or candy coating discs (I used orange ones from Wilton's and chocolate Almond Bark)
Start by crumbling your cake into a big bowl, like so:
Then add your frosting and mix it up well. Note: You don't have to have a whole cake. This would be a perfect way to use up cake leftovers. Just add frosting a little bit at a time to get it to the right consistency.
Then roll them into balls, whatever size you want is fine. Mine were probably about 1 1/2" in diameter and I liked that size. Place them on waxed paper and pop them into the freezer for an hour or two. At first, I put them in the fridge, but I found that they softened up too much, too quickly. So a trip to the freezer made them all better.