I've been asked to make a GOLF BALL cake for a wedding rehearsal dinner. I noticed Wilton's has a set of pans for a round ball (not just a flat cake) and was wondering if anyone has made a 'globe' shaped cake before and can offer any advice! I'm pretty good at sculpting so it doesn't scare me. I want it to be BETTER than they expected!!
I have some fondant experience but, since I've perfected that VIVA Papertowel method on butter cream, I figured I'd make a buttercream. (That VIVA makes it as smooth as fondant!)
I've made several sculpted cakes before but... this is only the second time I've CHARGED for one. Any suggestions on price?
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I've used the Wilton 3D ball pan, you have to cut a little off the bottom to make it flat so it doesn't roll away on you. lol I also put a couple of dowels just to make it sturdy.
I also used a small ball to make the little "dimples" in the golf ball. I did it in buttercream. Sorry, I don't have a picture to show.
Interesting timing of your post, Iâm just making a baseball cake using Wilton's ball pan set â cake is chilling right now before I put on the fondant, even though it is pretty smooth in its buttercream crumb coat â¦
A tip: Use a flower nail, and/or wet towel strips wrapped around the ball halves while baking -- the first two times I used the ball pan, with two different tried-and-true chocolate cake recipes, I ended up with sides baked to a crisp and mushy wet middleâ¦ No such thing now with the bake strips â nicely leveled top and perfectly moist cake everywhere - I know the last for sure as I torted each half in 4 and smothered in multiple layers of ganache!
Back to my cake, and good luck with your golf ball!
How ironic! I am making a golf ball cake for Father's Day this year. I have used the sports ball pan to make a Chirstmas ornament (in my photos), and I baked a butter pecan cake just yesterday, using the same pans. I wish I had used the baking strips on them (which I do on all my other cakes, but I wasn't sure how well they would wrap around the pans). Now I know that I should have tried. It baked fine anyway.
A few weeks ago, I also started a post about what people use to make the indentations in a golf ball of that size. I got some great ideas if you want to check it out.