Holiday baking is a ton of fun, no matter what the reason. I didn't actually plan on doing any of my own, but my favorite nephew had to make some treats for his school and I was more than happy to micromanage and help with the task. I stalked all my favorite blogs and we decided on making Bakerella's Red Velvet Cake Balls. **Please go to her beautiful website for the recipe and pictures.
Let's do the math people- it's cake, red velvet, chocolate, and balls. This makes for a winning combination. You just can't go wrong- plus you get to excessively say 'balls'.
Benny was on board and his mom had already pre-baked the red velvet cake. He started with working on his own creation- a chocolate cake. While he did that, we worked on rolling the balls, and put them in the freezer to set.
Once the balls were ready, it was time to cover them in chocolate (we used candy melts) and then pass them on to the CEO of sprinkles. The man takes his sprinkles seriously.
I take my chocolate coating seriously.
And our little goober Chino made sure that not a single bite landed on the floor.
As we were getting closer to being finished, we took a picture with our creations.
And the final product looked fabulous- if I do say so myself. Benny's mom, who also took all the pictures, purchased these adorable containers in Mexico for his teachers. Don't you just love them?
I had a great time working with my little nephew and his mom. Looks like we started a tradition- look at our cookie making from last year. I can't believe how things have changed this year. He was so little and cuddly, and now he's such a little man!
What are you baking this year?