Easiest Cake Balls Ever- from Store Bought Cake perfect for Baby Shower

Easiest Cake Balls Ever- from Store Bought Cake perfect for Baby Shower



Are you in the mood for a yummy and visually appealing dessert that requires minimal effort? Look no further, as today, I’ll share with you a simple yet creative recipe to transform a store-bought cake into a batch of colorful cake balls. Today, I have the most simple yet ingenious recipe to share with you – a quick dessert hack using store-bought items that will be transformed into something truly extraordinary!

Are you curious about the secret to achieving picture-perfect cake balls? It’s all about technique and creativity. I’ll walk you through the process step by step, from rolling out those delectable cake-icing spheres to dipping them in creamy, dreamy candy melts. But wait, there’s more – to truly make these cake balls your own, we’ll be adding a splash of color using the mesmerizing Wilton Gel Food Coloring. Get ready to let your imagination run wild as you craft a kaleidoscope of colors that will bring a smile to any face.


From Clearance to Culinary Creativity

Our journey begins at Walmart, where an encounter with the clearance section of the bakery led me to discover the Louisiana Crunch cake. While any cake will work, this discounted find intrigued me, and I decided to give it a whirl. Of course, you can choose your favorite cake or even bake one from a box if you prefer. The key is to have a cake that speaks to your taste buds and fits your budget.

Next up, a container of rainbow chip icing. A beloved favorite among my kids, this icing brings a burst of colors and a delightful sweetness to our cake balls. I added about half of the icing into a mixing bowl with the cake, and with the help of my trusty standing mixer, I blended the two until they became a sticky, moldable consistency.

Rolling and Dipping

To create the perfect texture for our cake balls, I rolled out small spheres of the cake-icing mixture and placed them on parchment paper to prevent sticking. The size of the balls is entirely up to you; larger or smaller, the choice is yours. But remember, the smaller they are, the more of these delectable treats you get to indulge in!

Now comes the exciting part – dipping our cake balls in candy melts. I picked up some bright white candy melts from Walmart, and after a few microwave intervals, the smooth and creamy consistency was ready to go. To add a splash of color and personalize our cake balls, I opted for the Wilton Gel Food Coloring. These vibrant colors turn the simple cake balls into visually striking and Instagram-worthy treats.

A Splash of Color and a Sprinkle of Joy

With my tub of food coloring in hand, I added a tiny drop to the white candy melt, transforming it into a lovely light pink-purple hue. You can choose any color that appeals to you, allowing your creative spirit to soar as you craft a unique assortment of cake balls.

Before we start dipping, ensure you’ve placed mini cupcake liners on your countertop for the final presentation. Now, the fun begins! Gently dip the cake balls into the colored candy melt, ensuring they are fully coated in the luscious goodness. Once coated, carefully place each cake ball into one of the waiting mini cupcake liners.

Let Your Creativity Sprinkle

The sprinkles are the pièce de résistance of our cake balls. With the candy melts still wet, we have the perfect opportunity to adhere the sprinkles, adding both a delightful crunch and a burst of extra color to our sweet creations. Feel free to use any type of sprinkles you desire, and watch as your cake balls come to life.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully transformed a simple store-bought cake into a delightful array of colorful cake balls. This quick dessert hack not only showcases your creativity in the kitchen but also provides a delicious treat that will impress your family, friends, or guests. Whether for a special occasion or just a spontaneous indulgence, these cake balls are a delightful way to satisfy your sweet cravings. So why wait? Give this recipe a try and watch as your culinary creativity takes flight with every bite of these scrumptious, eye-catching cake balls. Happy baking!

Easiest Cake Balls Ever- from Store Bought Cake perfect for Baby Shower



Prep time




    • 1 pre-made cake (any flavor of your choice)

    • 1 container of rainbow chip icing

    • 1 package of bright white candy melts

    • Wilton Gel Food Coloring (your favorite colors)

    • Sprinkles (any variety you prefer)

    • Mini cupcake liners


    • Begin by selecting a pre-made cake of your choice. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also bake a cake from a box according to the package instructions. The flavor is entirely up to you – whether it's chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, or any other enticing option.

    • Break the pre-made cake into small pieces using your hands and place them into a standing mixer bowl. Alternatively, you can use a large mixing bowl and a spoon for this step.

    • Add a generous scoop of rainbow chip icing into the same bowl with the cake. You can use about half of the container, but feel free to adjust the amount to achieve your desired consistency.

    • Using the mixer (or your trusty spoon), blend the cake and icing together until they form a sticky, moldable "dough." The combination of cake and icing creates a harmonious marriage of flavors and textures.

    • Cover your countertop with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Take small portions of the cake-icing mixture and roll them into delectable spheres. The size is entirely up to your preference – go big or small, it's your treat!

    • Place the rolled cake balls on the parchment paper, ready to be dipped in the next step.

    • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the bright white candy melts. Heat the candy melts in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until they are fully melted and smooth.

    • Now, it's time to add some flair to your candy melts. Using the Wilton Gel Food Coloring, select your favorite colors and mix a tiny amount into the white candy melt using the end of a spoon.

    • Watch as the candy melt transforms into a mesmerizing hue that will add an artistic touch to your cake balls. Get creative and try different colors for each batch!

    • Lay out mini cupcake liners on your countertop, ready to house your completed cake balls. Take one of your rolled cake balls and gently dip it into the colored candy melt. Ensure that the entire cake ball is coated evenly.

    • Once coated, carefully place the dipped cake ball into one of the awaiting mini cupcake liners.

      Before the candy melt sets, add a sprinkle of joy – literally! Take your favorite sprinkles and adorn your cake balls to your heart's desire.

    • Continue dipping and decorating the rest of your cake balls, six at a time, allowing enough time for the candy melts to remain wet, so the sprinkles adhere perfectly. Once you've completed all of them, set the cake balls aside to dry completely.

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