Friday, December 18, 2009

12.18.09: Cake Balls Recipe, Workout, and Tip

Today's Recipe: Cake Balls
I made some cake balls last night. I used white cake with green frosting for Christmas.

1. Bake and cool completely one cake.
2. Crumble cake and mix with one can of frosing.
3. Form into balls and place in fridge or freezer to "harden"

4. Melt chocolate pieces.
5. Dip cake balls into melted chocolate.
6. Sprinkle with candy cane pieces, sprinkles, or nuts.

Here are some wrapped up in a cute dish for a cat-loving coworker.  ( Custom cakes by Lindsey LuPhoenix custom cakesSpecialty Cakes PhoenixArizona custom specialty cakesSpecialty cupcakes phoenixCustom cupcakes )

Today's Workout:
-Firm Cardio
*total w/o time- 60 min + stretch
Firm Cardio is not really a "cardio" w/o. Its a strength training w/o with some cardio added in. The strength work does get your HR up there but I'm not using this one on a cardio day! Heidi Tanner leads this one and she says two funny things in it: 1) "grab 3-5 dumbells". Im thinking were about to start juggling. I think she meant 3-5 lb dumbells. 2) Then she says: "the box is behind the body" maybe I watch too much Law & Order but-yuck, I don't want a "body" in my hello kitty room. ok?

Today's Tip: Berries

Berries aren't just a sweet bite—they pack a serious nutritional punch. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries all contain anthocyanidins, powerful antioxidants. (They're what give fruit its color). You'll also get a good amount of vitamin C, folate and fiber.

And Today's Funny:


  1. I'm going to attempt the cake balls this weekend! I like the idea of the white cake with green frosting for Christmas. :o) I'm going to guess the balls are on the smaller side, right?

  2. Yep, I made them about the size of a quarter. Fun and easy :)

  3. Awesome! I will be making these tomorrow... yummy!!

  4. Oh! Those look good Lindsey. :)

  5. Thanks Chris :) I put them in the freezer for safekeeping (from me!) Merry Christmas!