Friday, August 17, 2012
Dessert review: Cake Bites in Frisco make good back-to-school gift for teachers
FRISCO So, I am the girl who prefers raw cookie dough to actual cookies, the girl who eats her almond bars before they set up, the girl who may actually make two separate pans of cinnamon rolls so her husband doesn’t complain that she is trying to kill him by feeding him raw dough. Oops, well I haven’t got worms, Salmonella, or died yet!
With that said, a safer alternative to my raw dough obsession is a cake ball! Of course, there is nothing raw in a cake ball. However, the consistency of the cake ball itself is as close as I have found to eating raw dough without actually doing it. A cake ball is formed by taking crumbled up pieces of fully baked cake, mixing it with frosting, and dipping it in white, dark, or milk chocolate. This technique keeps the cake that is enrobed in the chocolate very moist.
Dallas has balls everywhere. We are full of them. Sadly, more often than not I am let down by the size, consistency, or lack of flavor. (I am sure there is a joke in there somewhere). Every time I plan to do a blog review on cake balls, I don’t really get my hopes up because I am usually let down and resign myself to ordering from my absolute favorite, Austin Cake Ball in Austin.
However, I was recently informed of the grand opening of a strictly cake ball store front in Frisco, Cake Bites.
The store was rather empty when I stopped in, so I was slightly hesitant. However, there were a couple of flavors I don’t often see, such as Butter Pecan and Yellow Cake. I also opted for Red Velvet, Peanut Butter, Triple Chocolate, French Vanilla, Birthday Cake, and Lemon.
I was delighted at the flavor of the Butter Pecan. It tasted just like the ice cream! It was butter pecan cake mixed with buttercream frosting and coated in white chocolate and decorated with chopped pecans. The Yellow Cake was a welcome change too. I don’t recall any place in the area offering a cake ball made with yellow cake. The cake is mixed with vanilla frosting and coated in milk chocolate. Even the more excepted flavors of cake balls were pretty perfect, if you ask me.
These cake balls are above average in size and the price point is lower than most cake balls in the area. You even get a break when you buy them by the dozen. They can even box them up as gifts for you. School starts next week. What teacher wouldn’t love a box of cake bites on the first day of school?
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