These are probably silly questions, but since I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown lately, I think a cake disaster would send me over the edge, so I'm going to ask anyway!!! .....
I am making DSS a baseball cake for his b-day tomorrow, it is a 1/2 sheet cake cut to look like a baseball diamond, with the baseball set on top of it. Can I just set the ball on top of the sheet cake, or do I need to put it on a board first? I assume I need to trim the bottom of the ball so its flat? Thanks!
Hi Melissa - You can cut the bottom to make it flat or you can just use half the ball. There are several great photos in the gallery showing the full ball and the half ball.
Good Luck, Karen
I'd put a board under it, cut to size, with a small dowel to keep it from sinking into the cake below.
if you haven't done it already, you might want to keep the ball cake separate until you get to where it's going to be set up, especially if the ball is more spherical than half-round. that way, it won't accidentally shift in transport. alternately, you could skip the board under the ball, and cut the dowel longer, and slide the ball down on top of it (skewering it in place)...but that's a bit tricky if done after icing the cakes.