I plan to make a golf ball cake for Father's Day, using the Wilton sports ball pan. I am hoping to cover it in white fondant.
Any tips on covering a ball with fondant? Not looking forward to that!
Also, what should I use for the indentations? I would like them to be roughly "to scale" with a real golf ball. I have seen people use a rounded dowel end. The only dowels I have are just a bit smaller around than a regular pencil. Would they be OK to use, too small or too large??
Could you use a melon baller it would be alittle larger just put the rounded site into the fondant to make the indention, just a thought. let us know what you use
how about the rounded end of a wooden spoon
That's a good idea. I don't have a melon baller, but they are easy enough to get. I was wondering if that might be a big too big?? I plan to do a practice version, so it's worth a try. I wonder if anyone has used a melon baller to do this?
I just made a cute golfball cake, check it out in my photos....I used the back of a coffee measure scoop, just make sure that your buttercream is think enough for your fondant to dent into!! Have fun!!
I used a Vick's nasal inhaler! (the outside lid - not the part you stick in your nose! ) The end of it is rounded in the perfect shape!
Those are great ideas. I'll try them all in my test run (the poor fondant in the test run is going to take quite a beating!).
Diane and jlsheik, those are beautiful cakes. I hope mine turns out as nicely as your did.
Thanks again, everyone.
I'm going to do one for Father's Day, too. Those ideas are great!! I can't wait to try...
Could you use a melon baller on the cake before the buttercream and fondant? So that the fondant sinks into the holes on its own? Or is that a horrible idea? LOL
I would suppose that the pressure put on the cake by your hands while smoothing the fondant would probably rub out any indents made in the underlying buttercream.
Wish I could take all the credit for knowing that your BC needs to be thicker but I got the info from someone here at CC!! Thats why we are all here I guess!! Thanks for your sweet comments...make sure and post a pic so we can see the final product. I'm sure it will be fabulous!
For one of the cakes I had to do, I used a Hama bead board to make the indents - I think it might be slightly too small for what you want but it was excellent for sheep etc!!
Here is one that I made:
It was covered in BC that crusted but I think it would work with fondant. I used the end of a glass candy thermometer for the dimples.
i use the end of a paint brush.
More great ideas! Thanks, everyone. I can't wait to give my sample ball a good dimpling!