Sculpting Question

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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!

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

CakesByLJ Posted 21 Sep 2008 , 9:12pm
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Quote:
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

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.

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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