Cookie Madness Goes to the Emmy Awards

Yo, yo, yo! Duncan Hines heard about my mad cake ball making skillz and sent over an invitation to attend some Emmy events.

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I know, right?  Like someone calls about going to the Emmy Awards every day???

If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited.   It will be an inside look at how Duncan Hines operates as the official dessert sponsor of the Emmy Awards, plus a chance to share it all with you!  Photos are encouraged and I’m going to post as many pictures as possible even if it means staying up all night in the hotel room fiddling with my equipment.

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So keep in touch!  Follow @Cookie_Madness on Twitter and look for the hash tag #Duncanhines.

P.S.  If you’re wondering what’s in that cake ball, here’s the recipe:  Raspberry Red Velvet Truffle Pops.  I didn’t bother with the stick.

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  1. CindyD says

    Oh, wow! I caught the hint in Hollywood cheesecake and wondered if you were headed to California. This is cooler than I could have imagined. Have fun!!

  2. says

    Go Anna!!! Your STAR is born again!!! Congratulations! Your family must be proud of you…I know we all are!!!! Is there a baking Emmy?? I know there is a baking Emma…;)

  3. Trisha says

    They look great. I would love to hear the trick to making these balls w/o the stick and still having the coating perfect so the balls are still round 🙂 think about it!!

  4. says

    Trisha, notice how thick the coating is? I dipped it more than once and then covered any holes or cracks with red icing. I’m a cake ball cheater! You should have seen all my other ones. Argh. Actually, I think a lot of it has to do with using the right coating. I used some grocery store brand of white melting chocolate, but the Wilton Candy Melts are supposed to melt smoother and be easier to use. Anyway, to get roundness, I coated the ball by dipping it in a toothpick and then waving it around a little so that the bottom wouldn’t spread to much when I set it down on the parchment. And the first coat was very thin — just enough to make a shell. For the second coat, I just spooned white chocolate over it all and kind of brushed it all around.

    Gosh, I’m not sure my advice is very helpful. I should take a video of myself making cake balls so you can see the chaos. Bakerella makes it looks so streamlined and neat! What I do know is the more balls you make, the better they start looking. So buy a bunch of melting chocolate and just practice.

  5. says

    How exciting! Have fun!

  6. Upstate NY Native says

    I went to Sam’s tonight and they were selling them in packages of 6 or 8 in their prepackaged bakery section by their cookie trays. Congratulations on your invitation. I can’t wait to read about it and view your pictures.

  7. Louise says

    We want to see a photo of Anna as proof she’s actually at the Emmys. Maybe with trays and trays of desserts. 🙂

  8. says

    why am I the last to know this?
    i saw your tweet about eating at pinkberry and wondered why you’re in cali.
    lucky you!
    i just wish i could be in cali, our temp is 50 degrees 🙁 not happy
    but seriously, have fun anna.
    how many cakeballs do you have to make?

  9. says

    Oh how exciting, Anna!!! You and Jesse are just going to have a ball!!! (pun intended:) I can’t wait to see and hear your take on the whole Emmy thing!!! Way coooool….

  10. Paula B. says

    How cool is that! Have fun, can’t wait to hear all the behind the scenes details. Just saw an ad on t.v. last night for recipes that start with Duncan Hines boxed mixes, will have to investigate further.

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