Sculpting Question

Decorating By deetmar Updated 21 Sep 2008 , 9:26pm by MacsMom

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deetmar Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 3:28pm
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How do you make a round cake that looks like this shape. Do you sculpt it, or do you start with smaller cakes and the bottom and bigger at the top.

Thanks

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deetmar Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 3:30pm
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Okay, I couldn't figure out how to add the picture, sorry.


ttp://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1230369

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deetmar Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 5:57pm
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anybody?

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janelwaters Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 6:03pm
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I can't see the picture - when I click on the link it says "webpage unavailable"

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step0nmi Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 6:03pm
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sorry...that link did not work for me.

can you describe the cake please? maybe that way we can help icon_smile.gif

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ibspunky Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 6:06pm
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step0nmi Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 6:12pm
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well..if it IS that soccer ball I would just use the ball pan for it! very easy! icon_smile.gif

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stsapph Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 6:49pm
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I'd assume they used the ball pan. It's two half spheres that you put together to make a full sphere. I think they have them at Michael's. If you aren't looking to buy a pan, I would stack smaller and bigger sized cakes together and carve from there. Start with the smaller cakes, go bigger towards the middle and back to small towards the top. HTH

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deetmar Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 8:42pm
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First I couldn't get it on there, and second, I put the wrong cake.

Here is the cake: I know how to do the balls, it's the cake part I have never done.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1009453.html

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stsapph Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 8:50pm
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Ah.. well then yes, it's easier to start with a smaller size on the bottom and bigger on top, then carve to the shape you want it. Good luck!

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step0nmi Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 9:08pm
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aren't there mini ball pans? OR you could use two mini wondermolds and shave them down to ball shape...that's what I would do

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CakesByLJ Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by deetmar

First I couldn't get it on there, and second, I put the wrong cake.

Here is the cake: I know how to do the balls, it's the cake part I have never done.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1009453.html




Yes, it is much easier to start with different sizes. I did this one using a 6" on the bottom, then a 7" in the middle, and an 8" on top:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1197738.htm

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deetmar Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 9:19pm
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Thanks, that's what I need to know. I do plan on using the mini ball pan for the baseballs, basketball, and soccer balls, and I found a mini football pan at Wall Mart to use fot the football. I guess I forgot to say this is for a "sports ball" cake. I just love the "Red Sox" cake they did.

Thanks, for the help.

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MacsMom Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 9:26pm
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You could also use Rice Krispy treats to shape the balls. That's what I did for my caterpillar cake. After I formed the balls, I put them in the freezer to set since at 83 degrees (at the time) they were taking forever to harden.

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