Some recipes for Christmas cake balls are Cake Ball Ornaments from the Betty Crocker website and Santa Christmas Cake Pops. To make Christmas Present Cake Pops, mix together 24 ounces of cake and 1 6-ounce can of buttercream frosting, and roll the mixture into balls. Chill them for 20 minutes before shaping the firm balls into squares.
Refrigerate the cake ball squares while melting 24 ounces of white baking chocolate. Dip the squares in the white chocolate, and position two red heart-shaped candies and a red mini M&M on top of the squares to form a bow. Use red icing to paint ribbon stripes along the sides of the squares to finish the cake presents.
To make Cake Ball Ornaments, combine 1 box of German chocolate cake mix with 1 cup of buttermilk, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 3 eggs and 2 tablespoons of unsweetened baking cocoa. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan, and bake it for 30 minutes. Once it cools, mix it with 1 cup of cream cheese frosting, and roll the mixture into balls. Freeze the cake balls for 15 minutes before dipping them in melted red or green candy melts.
While the cake balls set, melt 1 cup of white candy melts, and pipe them onto the cake balls in ornament designs. Place a frosted Cheerio onto a dot of the melted candy, and then attach a Cheerio to the first to form an ornament hook.