Do Any Of You Know How To Make A Fondant/gumpaste Beachball

Decorating By aprilcake Updated 4 Apr 2008 , 5:03am by aprilcake

aprilcake Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 7:10pm
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I am making an indoor hotel pool cake and I want to make gumpaste chairs which I have figured out how to make but I am need inspiration/help with making a fondant and/or gumpaste beachball and swim towels and little side items I can set by the pool and chairs... thanks!

April :0)

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peg818 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 7:21pm
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just make a ball, let dry and paint the stripes on it.

KHalstead Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 7:29pm
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I would just cut the stick off of a lollipop the size you need (dum dums for little tiny ones and the lollipops by the registers at walmart for a bigger one) and then cover it in pieces of gumpaste or fondant that are shaped like a strip that comes to a point at both ends...hope that helps

http://www.pilgrimpromotions.com/custom/data/images/SEVYLOR/B9.jpg

see how they're not just stripes...they come to a point at both ends and kinda flare in the center. Or you could form it around a gumball too...(just easier than getting a perfectly round ball out of fondant or gumpaste and waiting for it to dry.

icer101 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 7:40pm
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i have a magazine that debbie brown has an artilcle about this. i have done it on a beach scene. you roll two balls. one red, one white. or whatever color you choose. then you quarter them with a knife . then stick alternate colors together. hth very easy

MacsMom Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 7:51pm
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Originally Posted by icer101

i have a magazine that debbie brown has an artilcle about this. i have done it on a beach scene. you roll two balls. one red, one white. or whatever color you choose. then you quarter them with a knife . then stick alternate colors together. hth very easy




Oh yeah! That would be the best looking and easiest way to get the colors lined up right.

Sweettooth1120 Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 8:06pm
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I took each color and rolled it into a ball. Then cut it into quarters and put the colors together with a little water and gently rolled again to get the right shape. I then rolled a very small piece of fonant into a ball and pressed it on each end to make a circle. I will try to post a pic.

sugarshack Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 8:18pm
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I have a beach scene cake in my photos. I used big jaw breakers for the beach balls and covered them with fondant " stripes". email me if you want the template for the stripes.

I also have a few other beachy items on that cake if you want to take a look at it in my gallery.

aprilcake Posted 4 Apr 2008 , 5:03am
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thank you so much! Great idea...sugarshack...how did you get the colors matching up so perfectly on the beach ball? so nice!

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