Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls

Are your kid’s Dinosaur lovers? These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are crazy-cool and fun dinosaur party food!

They’re so easy to make and fun, too, they’re going to become your kid’s favorite treat, and you won’t even mind because they’re just so simple!

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Let’s make polka dots cake balls.

Let’s make Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls

Now, I found that the best way to serve these is cold–like straight from the freezer.

You might say “whoa–frozen cupcake?!” but really, although they’re cold–they’re not frozen solid.

And, if you’ve never had really cold cake, then serving these Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls will be quite the treat, because the cold cake is so good. Like so so so good. It’s akin to warm cake–just an experience to enjoy. Now, when I say that these are easy, I’m not kidding.

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These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
These eggs look so real.

Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make these cake balls.

  • 12 cupcakes, made from your favorite cake
  • 1 container or batch of marshmallow fondant
  • 1 can of your favorite frosting
  • 10-15 drops pink GEL Food Coloring

Directions to make polka dot egg cake balls

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Simply crumble up some of your favorite cake or cupcakes.

Step 1

Break up cupcakes into crumbles in a large bowl. I actually freeze the cupcakes from batches that don’t get eaten, so then I can make cake balls later. A nice little trick that keeps me from having to bake just to make cake balls.

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Once the cake crumbled nicely, dump it in a can of favorite frosting.

Step 2

Then, once I have the cake crumbled nicely, I just dump it in a can of my favorite frosting. I like plain vanilla (I know, I’m boring that way), but you could do strawberry or chocolate–they’re your cake balls, so you can pick.

The frosting needs to be well incorporated to get the cake balls to hold their shape, so I stir this mixture a lot. And, you might have thought earlier that you really don’t need a whole can of frosting for just 12 cake balls, but you really sincerely do.

That’s actually just enough frosting to be able to keep them in their shape and not crumble apart.

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Mix cupcake crumbles with frosting until completely combined.

Step 3

Mix cupcake crumbles with frosting until completely combined. The frosting needs to be well incorporated to get the cake balls to hold their shape, so I stir this mixture a lot.

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Form into 12 egg shapes with your hands and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper

Step 4

Form into 12 egg shapes with your hands and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. (Once the mixture is completely consistent, that’s when I formed my cake ball eggs. I stood them on their ends, but my mom told me I should have laid them flat, like a peanut butter cup egg.)

Step 5

Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. I tried to keep the eggs in the freezer as much as possible, so I would pull a couple out, wrap them, then put them back in the freezer before grabbing a couple more.

Step 6

Set aside a small amount of fondant for use at the end.

Then I broke out a batch of awesomely simple marshmallow fondant. You can make it or buy it, but I made some the day before–and it was so easy, I’m glad I did.

If you’ve never made marshmallow fondant, you have to–it’s actually easier than dipping cake balls in melted chocolate, and it’s prettier at the end. And, if you don’t already know this, let me clue you in: marshmallow fondant tastes freaking amazing.

Step 7

Work pink GEL food coloring into a larger portion of fondant until the desired color is consistent throughout.

Step 8

Separate fondant into 3 equal-sized pieces, set 2 aside, and work with one piece at a time.

Step 9

Roll the ¼ section of fondant flat.

Step 10

Cut into 4 sections with a sharp knife.

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Once the fondant was rolled out flat, cut it into manageable squares and wrapped each of those around a cake ball egg.
These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
If there wasn’t enough fondant to cover a hole, grab a little dab from the bigger wad of fondant and mushed it in place.
These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Then, once the cake ball egg was covered, rolled it in your hands a little to just smooth everything out.

Step 11

Remove eggs from the freezer and wrap one egg in one of the sections of fondant you just cut. The marshmallow fondant sticks to itself very easily and I literally had to do nothing to make it stick. 

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Repeat until all eggs are covered in fondant.

Step 12

Repeat until all eggs are covered in fondant. Do not try to work the egg too much, just get it covered–the more you handle the fondant, the more sticky it will get. The marshmallow fondant is very stretchy and I just wrapped the edges around, mushing them together at the seams. It’s really easy to work with.

Step 13

Place eggs into the freezer for 10 minutes to set.

Step 14

Remove eggs from the freezer and make tiny circles with the pink-colored fondant you set aside earlier. I then broke them into small pieces and rolled them into balls in my hands.

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Then, the final step to make these Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls was to take a little leftover marshmallow fondant and work in a couple of drops of pink food coloring.
These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
With those little balls of pink, mashed them on randomly onto the Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls to make them polka-dot.

Step 15

Mash those tiny circles randomly onto the outside of the eggs.

Step 16

Place eggs back into the freezer until ready to serve.

Step 17

Serve cold. So simple, see?!

These simple Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls are a crazy-cool alternative Easter cake or for a fun dinosaur party!
Cute polka dot egg balls. It’s all done!

If you love this idea, be sure to pin it to your favorite Easter cake ideas board or dinosaur party ideas board!

Yield: 12

Polka Dot Egg Cake Balls

These polka dot egg cake balls are so easy and fun to make. It is made from leftover cupcakes and marshmallows as fondant. You can freeze it and serve it cold. Dinosaur-loving kiddos are going to like these treats.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • 12 cupcakes, made from your favorite cake
  • 1 container or batch of marshmallow fondant
  • 1 can of your favorite frosting

Tools

  • 10-15 drops pink GEL Food Coloring
  • Knife
  • Rolling pin

Instructions

  1. Break up cupcakes into crumbles in a large bowl.
  2. Dump in a can of your favorite frosting.
  3. Mix cupcake crumbles with frosting until completely combined.
  4. Form into 12 egg shapes with your hands and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
  5. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  6. Set aside a small amount of fondant for use at the end.
  7. Work pink GEL food coloring into a larger portion of fondant until the desired color is consistent throughout.
  8. Separate fondant into 3 equal-sized pieces, set 2 aside, and work with one piece at a time.
  9. Roll the ¼ section of fondant flat.
  10. Cut into 4 sections with a sharp knife.
  11. Remove eggs from the freezer and wrap one egg in one of the sections of fondant you just cut.
  12. Repeat until all eggs are covered in fondant. Do not try to work the egg too much, just get it covered–the more you handle the fondant, the more sticky it will get.
  13. Place eggs into the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  14. Remove eggs from the freezer and make tiny circles with the white fondant you set aside earlier.
  15. Mash those tiny circles randomly onto the outside of the eggs.
  16. Place eggs back into the freezer until ready to serve.
  17. Serve cold.

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