These Christmas Cake Balls are super easy to make, and involve no actual baking at all so are ideal as a kitchen project with the children. You are simply using shop bought Christmas Cake and assembling them into your own mini cakes and puds and decorating them as you wish. Don't they look amazing though?
Here's what you need:
- 400g Christmas cake
- 1 cup chocolate buttercream or melted chocolate
- extra melted chocolate for dipping
- white and red sugarpaste
- red edible glitter
Crumble the Christmas cake into a bowl and add enough buttercream or melted chocolate to moisten the crumbs so they hold together if you try and shape them into a ball. You don't want the mixture to be too wet.
Form the mixture into balls then put them on a tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Chill in the fridge to firm up. Roll out the white sugarpaste on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar and cut out small white flower shapes with a cutter. Roll small portions of red sugar paste into balls and then roll in edible glitter.
Melt the chocolate, either in a microwave or in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, then dip the balls in the chocolate and return to the chilled tray. Top with the white and red sugarpaste decorations before the chocolate sets as this will adhere them to the cake balls. Leave to set at room temperature or chill in the fridge for a short time if you are in a hurry. These are best eaten within 3 days of making them.