Ok, probably a dumb question..........I cannot figure out how to get the soccer ball pattern on the sports ball pan cake. 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???
i actually did do free-hand, but it took me a while to perfect it.
I know I can't do it free-hand! Everything I do is crooked. Is there a way???
Wilton has a soccer ball pan with the pattern marks on it.
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.
Wow Alana, that cake is AWESOME!
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.
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. I just did so if you'd like to see it it should be in my photo gallery. HTH
Here's the link:
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! Duh!
Jonicca your cakes are fabulous! Thank you all for your help!
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!
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.
The football cake is impressive. I need to make one for my son.
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....