These are delicious and I can't wait to give them as gifts. They are, however, time consuming and a bit tedious to make. I just finished making a ton of them, and I have some helpful tips: Let the cake cool completely and cut off any hard or dark edges before crumbling. Crumble the cake as fine as you can before adding frosting - using your hands works best. I found I needed the entire can of frosting to make them moist enough. Mix cake and frosting very well. Chill cake & frosting mixture overnight. When rolling balls, wet your hands - it will help the balls stick together and will keep the cake from sticking to your hands as badly. Don't make the balls too big! Insert a toothpick into each ball, place on a cookie sheet, and freeze for 30-60 minutes. When dipping (this is KEY!) dip as much of the top part of the ball as possible and don't worry about getting coating all the way to the bottom around the toothpick. Stick the toothpick into wax paper covered styrofoam (I used the packing from an old stereo), add sprinkles, and let the coating set up. Then take the ball off the toothpick and dip the bottom in coating to cover and place on wax paper lined cookie sheets. If the ball slid down the toothpick, just touch up the hole in the top with some coating dipped in a toothpick. I used Wilton candy coating, and I managed to cover about 42 balls per bag. The recipe made WAY more balls than that though, so plan accordingly.
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These are delicious and I can't wait to give them as gifts. They are, however, time consuming...