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Monday, May 9, 2011

Foodie Review: The Cute Little Cake Shop!

Today I get to introduce you to a company called "The Cute Little Cake Shop" based out of the great state of Ohio. This wonderful company is owned & operated by the mother, daughter team of Marcia Rehak and Janet Yurcik. These two beautiful ladies have over 40 years of combined experience in the baking and candy making industries.

The Cute Little Cake Shop specializes in making homemade Cake Balls, Cake Ball Pops and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. They also do custom work for weddings, parties and holidays too! When you shop their web site store you will find over 50 delicious flavors to choose from and they frequently add new flavors and seasonal flavors to their line up too! Just browsing their store makes me crave for more!!!

My Review: Janet with "The Cute Little Cake Shop" contacted me and asked me to review a box of their gourmet cake balls and I of course said...YES, I would LOVE to! Working with Janet on this review has been a wonderfully pleasant experience. My order arrived in 3 days to my home and I love that my cake balls were packaged in a beautiful gift box with a ribbon bow. As I opened my box I found a list of the flavors that were included and inside the box...12 beautiful looking cake balls! Here's a list of the flavors I received.

* Chocolate Blackout (dark chocolate candy coating)
* Vanilla Almond (white chocolate candy coating)
* Banana Nut (milk chocolate candy coating)
* Peanut Butter Cup Classic (milk chocolate candy coating)
* Red Velvet (white chocolate candy coating)
* Carrot Cake (white chocolate candy coating)
* Classic Chocolate (milk chocolate candy coating)
* Toffee Bar (milk chocolate candy coating)
* Cookies 'N Cream (white chocolate candy coating)
* Cookie Dough (milk chocolate candy coating)
* Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese (milk chocolate candy coating)
* Wedding Cake (white chocolate candy coating)
* Creamsicle (white chocolate candy coating)

My husband and I decided to immediately taste test these goodies and he selected the Red Velvet and I selected the Classic Chocolate. The cake portion of the ball is moist, flavorful and absolutely delicious. These tasted like they were baked just a few hours earlier. The candy coating is sweet (not overly sweet) and delicious...just like candy should be! Hubby raved and raved and raved....about his Red Velvet cake ball! He was really disappointed that there was only one LOL! So, we decided that we were going to treat ourselves and taste test two more (we couldn't resist). This time around hubby selected the Banana Nut and I selected the Creamsicle. I asked hubby what he thought and he said it tasted like the best banana bread ever that was dipped into milk chocolate. He licked his lips a few times and asked for a third. (told him to wait until after dinner for his third). I ate the Creamsicle flavored cake ball and I wasn't sure if I would like it or not but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. There was a slight creamsicle taste to it (like the popsicle) but it wasn't overly powering orange flavor (not a huge orange fan). The cake portion was moist, chewy and flavorful. The white chocolate was sweet and there was orange drizzle over top of that. This cake ball was absolutely delish! Over the past few days we have been snacking on our cake balls and we each have a different flavor that was our favorite. Hubby's favorite cake ball was the Red Velvet one and my favorite cake ball was the Carrot Cake with white chocolate topping. I will admit, we ate the entire box in just a few days (we have been on the treadmill working it off but it was soooooo worth it!!!!).

Overall Impression: Wow...we have never had cake balls before until now and I will admit...we are hooked on them! They are the perfect sized snack or dessert and would be fabulous for a party, wedding or just keep a box in your own home for treating yourself to delicious goodness! The cake itself is flavorful, moist and tastes freshly baked! The chocolate toppings are sweet (not overly sweet) and add just the right tough to making the cake balls the PERFECT snacking/dessert item! Hubby has already informed me that we will now be regular customers of this fantastic bakery & candy store! We give "The Cute Little Cake Shop" a huge 2-thumbs up! We highly recommend this company to you as well as their delicious cake balls!

Purchasing Info: One dozen of the *Traditional* flavored cake balls costs $15.00 and if you want them turned into cake pops, there is an extra charge of $3.00 per dozen. If you want a dozen of the "Premium" flavored cake balls they cost $16.50 per dozen. Wow...totally affordable for these gourmet treats! They would make a fabulous hostess gift, birthday gift, Christmas gift, bridal shower gift and Valentine's day gift!

Please check out their wonderful web site store "The Cute Little Cake Shop" and please go over to Facebook and follow them there too!

I would like to thank the girls over at "The Cute Little Cake Shop" for sending me a dozen of their delicious cake balls to try out for my product review! These cake balls are absolutely delicious!!!

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery of any giveaway items won from this blog. We are not responsible for injury or mis-use of any products won from the Shakin N Bakin Blog. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering our giveaways. Thanks!

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