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1) Looking for a better tasting bulk fondant... I've previously bought from Michael's the wilton box, and am looking for something else to try...but not too expensive
2) I bought a 3-D round cake set, to use for making different sports balls, the bottom seems to fall apart. Aside from using a denser cake, what other ideas might help me make this work?
Hi and Welcome, stephani_8.
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Sorry, I can't assist you with sports ball cake pan help.
Try adding a box of pudding to your cake mix for the ball pan. Also, try baking @ 325 and using bake even strips around the top of the pan. HTH
A pound cake type recipe works best for that pan.
Only add an additional box of pudding (small instant box, not sugar free) to a cake mix that does not contain pudding, such as Duncan Hines. Also, add an extra egg. Keep the oil and water the same. If you go to www.duncanhines.com, and type in "pound cake" in the recipe box you can find some recipes to get you started. Don't add pudding to Betty Crocker or Pillsbury, which already contain pudding, because it would be way too wet for this type of pan.
Also stick an upside down greased flower nail in the middle of that pan to help the batter cook better in the middle.
I have used both ball pans and other 3D type pans successfully with this recipe.
Also....definitely try Satin Ice or Chocopan fondant. It is so much better, the wilton stuff is nasty and I only buy it to keep it on hand so I can show my brides in their consultations that there are differences in fondant. Most come to me thinking that all fondant tastes nasty until they have tried something other than Wilton.
The best place I have found to buy bulk fondant is www.intotheoven.com, their prices are very reasonable and shipping is cheap and FAST.
I'll be trying those tips on a 3d baseball this weekend. I haven't bought anything yet, but the into the oven shop looks great!