Alright ladies out there, The Hubs has taken up a new hobby, golf. Why can't guys pick a hobby that's frugal and cheap? Then again ladies, I guess scrapbooking, jewelry making, and party planning isn't necessarily the least expensive of things. :) I'm really going to try to post a recipe that correlates with each party or just plain a recipe a day. I think that this golf party idea is so cute. It can be done for his birthday or Father's Day, or even for the ladies out there that like to golf!
All of these things can be done with a little help of your Hubs' golf parafanalia! Tees, golf balls, grass, you could even do divot repair tools as party favors. has golf divots personalized for about $2.75 each. They would make a great filler for a vase or apothecary jar as well! You could also do up a party favor like Martha Stewart and create a little favor box with a golf ball and tee.
So with the golf theme in mind, my recipe for today are going to be golf cake balls!
You could do these and stick them in an urn of tall grass so that the balls are sitting on the grass like a golf ball would, or....
You could do these which would take a little more work but be just as cute!
Cake Ball recipe
1 box of a cake mix (flavor of your chosing)
1 container of frosting (flavor of your chosing)
either milk chocolate or white chocolate almond bark (keep in mind with the white chocolate you can use food coloring to color them whatever color you would like!)
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.
For the cake balls as golf balls, one additional step would be needed. After you create your ball of cake you would need to put the sucker stick in the cake ball before dipping it in the chocolate. Then you would need to put the stick of the cake ball upright to allow it to dry.
For the chocolate cake balls with the grass patch, you will need to get vanilla frosting and use gel food coloring to color it the green of your liking. Then you will need to use a decorator's bag, and pipe on the grass. On a toothpick make your flag out of colored paper and then gently stick it in the cake ball.
** Hint ** If you do not have a decorator bag on hand, you can put the icing in a ziploc bag, secure and cut a little hole in the corner of the bag and it will work just as well!
Happy golfing and hopefully there will be no hazards!!