I've been home for four days and I'm feeling pretty crazy. On Friday all of my colleagues came over for a Queens offsite. We worked and had meetings in my living room, played Scattergories and ate way too many Cheez-Its. Then everyone left and that HUMONGOUS thunder storm rolled in and I was very happy to stay home that night and sip my boxed wine.
On Saturday I took the dogs to the dog park and insisted that Dan go out with for me a beer because there was too much staying-at-home going on. Sunday, more dog park. Brunch down the street with my sister. Home for the rest of the day.
Then today we worked from home. It's been four days of working from my couch and I'm about to go crazy. Luckily, I have dinner plans with Iris--it's all that's keeping me together! How do people work from home always? How do you function without being able to complain to your coworkers?
In a very bored moment this weekend, I made these cake truffles. I'm feeling uneasy about the photos, but oh goodness they tasted soo great. I'd screwed up a Devil's Food cake when making Candice's bday surprise, (tasted good, just kind of fell apart), so I stuck it in the freezer for later. Then came truffles to the rescue! You may also wish to call them cake pops or cake "balls," but I'm not sure I like the sound of cake balls. Thoughts?
- 1 8-inch cake
- 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup white chocolate pieces
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/2 cup chocolate
- sprinkles, food coloring, powdered sugar, and other decorations
- Tear apart cake into small pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar for 5 minutes until light and fluffy to make buttercream frosting.
- Add frosting to cake pieces (you can also use leftover frosting or a frosted cake if you have!) and mix to combine.
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate or white chocolate pieces. Add food coloring if desired. Add in 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to loosen if needed.
- Using a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop, scoop out one portion of cake. Using your hands, roll tightly into a ball and then cover in chocolate! Remove from chocolate, and place on a piece of wax paper to cool. Top with any decorations you'd like and repeat.
- Repeat with other chocolate, and if you run out, toss remaining cake truffles in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or chopped nuts.