How Do I Get The Soccer Ball Pattern On The Cake??

Decorating By Staceface81 Updated 4 Jun 2014 , 7:45am by 2txmedics

Staceface81 Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:10am
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Ok, probably a dumb question..........I cannot figure out how to get the soccer ball pattern on the sports ball pan cake. icon_smile.gif I have done a baseball, but it was pretty easy to free-hand. I know I cannot free hand this. How do you get a 3-d pattern for this type of thing??? icon_rolleyes.gif

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diane Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:13am
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i actually did do free-hand, but it took me a while to perfect it. icon_wink.gif

Staceface81 Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:21am
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I know I can't do it free-hand! Everything I do is crooked. icon_smile.gif Is there a way???

gigger Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:32am
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Wilton has a soccer ball pan with the pattern marks on it.

alanahodgson Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:49am
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The pan comes with the pattern in the directions. I scanned it into my computer, printed it out on card stock and "laminated" it with clear contact paper. I then use it as a template to cut out my fondant. If you're not using fondant.....well I don't know what to tell you. I'll attach my file if you need a copy. I also attached a picture to show how it turned out.

Bellatheball Posted 8 May 2008 , 4:13am
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Wow Alana, that cake is AWESOME!

KathysCC Posted 8 May 2008 , 4:50am
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I've done several of these. You do need a template like the one above. There are two types of blocks on soccer balls.

If you are using buttercream, here is how I did it. I made the templates exactly as alanahodgson mentioned above. I crumbcoated the cake and using a toothpick, traced the pattern into the crumbcoat of buttercream. I then used a star tip to fill in.

Hope this helps. icon_smile.gif

jonicca Posted 8 May 2008 , 5:10am
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I also did this cake in buttercream. . .I used the same template as above that came with the sports ball pan. I crumb coated, then transfered the pattern using parchment paper and piping gel colored black. I filled in with the star tip. I was about to attach a link but I just remebered that I never uploaded it. icon_rolleyes.gif I just did so if you'd like to see it it should be in my photo gallery. HTH

Here's the link:

Staceface81 Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:05pm
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is exactly what I was needing! For some reason I thought I needed to have the entire ball drawn out to transfer, not the individual pieces! icon_smile.gif Duh!
Jonicca your cakes are fabulous! Thank you all for your help!

jonicca Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:44pm
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Thank You!!! I forgot to mention that after I finished the transfer, I outlined it in gray. Just so it would stand out from the black. Good luck!

lorik4ever Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 8:50am
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Thank you for the templates will be doing two of those on the two birthday that is coming this coming week will post pictures of work.

Africa01 Posted 30 May 2014 , 12:01pm
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The football cake is impressive. I need to make one for my son.

2txmedics Posted 4 Jun 2014 , 7:45am
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Do a Search: soccer ball pattern and you can find any pattern you need or want....thats what I do when needing something...use my internet....

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