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Lil Rae Cakes Makes Candy-Coated Cake Balls

vanilla and red velvet cake balls from jenny rae!

Anyone with a sweet tooth will tell you that alterna-cupcake cake balls are, well, on a roll.

Lil Rae Cakes are some of the best we’ve tried. Baked-from-scratch cake and frosting are mixed in perfect proportions to form decadent golf ball-size treats, which are dipped in colorful, chocolate candy coating to take them over the edge.

Though Jenny Rae started serving the sugary goodness for friends’ birthdays and any ol’ special occasion, she now offers ten standards (kawaii, as she calls them), including spiced carrot cake or red velvet with cream cheese frosting and peanut butter with chocolate (which begs to be washed down with a glass of milk). More adventurous offerings like maple bacon or pineapple coconut pop up from time to time.

Order by the dozen online (special requests welcome), and the baker herself — dressed in a polka-dot apron, oversize bow, and knee-high socks, and with a picnic basket in hand — will deliver to your door. Yeah, she’s got balls.

Available online at jenny-rae.com, $17-$20 per dozen.

Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Rae

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