After graduating from Transylvania University in 2005 with a B.A. in Studio Art and all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto, I moved to the first place I found a grownup job…Louisville. Even though I loved my job, I found myself constantly searching for ways to express my creativity. One would expect that expression of creativity wouldn’t be difficult in a city saturated with it. However, I’m not the art major that finds drawing, painting, or sketching easy, fun, or therapeutic. Being that I don’t have immediate access to a MIG welder or a ceramics studio, food has become my medium of choice. It is logical. Relatively speaking, materials are inexpensive and a girl’s gotta eat anyway!
At an event a couple years ago, I stumbled upon these incredible little desserts. My immediate reaction to them was that of confusion. It was unclear what the little chocolate balls contained, but I was too intrigued not to try. After one bite two things were clear- one, this little chocolate ball contained cake and two, it was FANTASTIC!
These “cake balls” were quite the sensation; everyone at the event was talking about them. I just had to know how they were made. After obtaining the basic recipe, I left the event with intentions of making them immediately. I did exactly that and making them became an immediate obsession. It was just the creative outlet I had been looking for.
I took that basic recipe, altered it to suit my taste and began developing different flavors and coordinating topping decor. Soon after, I was receiving requests to bring them everywhere I went! I decided my “cake balls” needed a name, started calling them Tittles and the rest is history!
A tittle is made by crumbling a fresh baked cake and forming the crumbs into small balls that are then hand dipped into either white or milk chocolate. After taking a dip, each ball is adorned with various toppings and decorations. Please check out the menu for individual descriptions and pictures of each Tittle and their complementary groupings!