A few years ago, I discovered the most AAHH-mazing site for Halloween treats ever. I think when I found Beth's blog Hungry Happenings, I spent a good 3 hours reading every post and inviting myself to all of her holiday parties. Thanks to my husband's strong "No Stalking" policy, I haven't actually shown up at Beth's house yet, but everytime I read a new post, I feel like I'm there.
So when she posted her great cake ball brains recipe, I knew I had to try it. I think I went and ordered the brain ice mold from Amazon that very day, but of course, Amazon doesn't have same day delivery, and back then I wasn't smart enough to have Amazon prime, so I had to sit and wait.
I ended up waiting a year.
As Halloween rolled around and I started planning my Witch's Cupboard dessert table, I knew the Bleeding brain cake balls were going to show up at the party.
You can find Beth's cake ball brains recipe here, but here are a few tips and tricks I figured out while making them.
I used Smuckers Strawberry topping for my brain blood. I thought the strawberry flavor would go perfect with the chocolate cake flavor. Plus, the small pieces of strawberry in the sauce made it look like clotted blood a little. It just added another layer of "creepiness."
In fact, I like that idea so much, I had to create up a few Halloween tag printables that you can use to decorate your brain balls with.
Good luck with your cake balls!
Original Pin by Hungry Happenings Bloody Brain Balls