Wilton Football Pan

Decorating By VannaD Updated 16 Dec 2008 , 5:24pm by VannaD

VannaD Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 4:00pm
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Hello everyone, thanks for checking out my post. Ive been asked to do a grooms cake with a 3d football and was wondering how to go about this. I already have a wilton football pan and was wondering if anyone had ever used it to make a 3d football. Im curious as to whether it held up and also if it looked right. Im going to be covering it in fondant. SO has anyone ever done this. Also to those of you who've made 3d footballs how did you do it?

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VannaD Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:57pm
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Please someone help me. If you havent used the pan to make a football, please tell me how you did it.

Susie53 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:03pm
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I would like to know the answer to this also. Thanks in advance!

babybundt Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:08pm
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i have the fooball pan and made a cake for the superbowl. if i were to make it 3-d i would bake 2 football cakes and then "glue" them together with icing. i would then cut a piece off the bottom so it was flat and i could stand it up. then cover with the fondant. i think that would work.................

UltimateCakes Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:13pm
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I've seen some that were actually Rice Crispie treats in the shape of a football and then covered in fondant.

lindambc Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:23pm
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I am with babybundt. I would do it the way she described...

good luck! make sure you post a pic so we can see it!

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:25pm
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I have made one before using the football pan. I had issues and it just kind of came apart! So I'd like to see for future reference. I live out in West Texas where fooball is practically a religion!

VannaD Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 7:59pm
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thank you all for your answers. Im planning on doing it 2 footballs then sandwiching them together, im just nervous it will crumble. i will use a recipe from my debbie brown book, its supposed to be really sturdy. diana, what do you mean it fell apart, that makes me nervous. Ultimatecakes i thought of doing RKT but they have to actually eat the cake. They want the cake to be a replica of an LSU cake thats being emailed around right now. It has shoulder pads, a football, and a helmet. im going to do my best. Anyone have tips for making the helmet?

Susie53 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 8:26pm
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Vanna, I've seen that LSU cake you are talking about, it's an a amazing cake. Good luck on your football cake. I will be making a half football cake in December and covering it with fondant...wish me luck! I've made the half football before, but iced it in buttercream. I may get brave and do the 3-D football, just don't know how I would go about covering it in fondant.

VannaD Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:59pm
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Susie, I dont really know how to do any of it Ive made the half football, but this is a whole one. My nephew asked me to make his grooms cake, I said sure, He said he wanted LSu, i said sure how about the field, he said ok. Fast forward 2 weeks he sees this email and decides that what he wants. Im like ok, ill do my best. So i think ill do the shoulder with a couple of loaf pans, the ball with the ball pan, and the helmet with 2 8 rounds and then a dome on top. I just hop it all comes out looking ok. I have to make a ton of fondant!! Thanks everyone for your tips and if you have any others please let me know.

BlairsMom Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:25pm
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I have done a whole one before it is in my pics with the four leaf clover. I just baked two of the football pans cut a little of the bottom to make it flat and glued them together with icing. It worked well!

handymama Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:42pm
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If you are covering this with fondant it's likely to become misshapen as it sits. Personally I wouldn't trust it to keep a good shape even with BC unless you use a pound cake. If I were doing it I'd make the bottom half out of rice krispies and the top half cake.

BlairsMom Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:21pm
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I did mine in BC and it held good but the fondant might weigh on it I am not sure [/img]

VannaD Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:25pm
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Blairsmom how long did your cake sit before it was served? Handymama I am definitely going to use a very dense recipe, im just contemplating whether i should do the bottom in RKT, thats a great idea. Thanks agian guys

VannaD Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:26pm
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Thanks for the pic, yours looked really great!

BlairsMom Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:30pm
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I did it on a Friday night and then it was served Sat. evening.

Win Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:30pm
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Well... you know how Duff's crew deals with spheres, etc? The bottom half is styrofoam sculpted in the same shape, the top is the actual cake. Now, I've also heard of people using the foam insulation sprayed into the

Win Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:32pm
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OOPS, sorry, hit the submit button before I finished my thought. Anyway, some people make dummy cakes out of formed pans by using the foam insulation you spray from a can. They line the pan and spray in the foam which expands to the shape. I'm not sure what they line the pan with; however. Anyway, it could be an alternative to carving Styrofoam. Something to think about...

nancyg Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 5:33pm
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Hi, wanted to tell you I have made the 3-D football many times. I use regular cake, although I am sure pound cake would work. Did whole football in cake. No rice krispies

I cut just a slight amount off bottom off one cake, so it won't roll. I have used buttercream and fondant. Had good luck with both. If you use buttercream, find a papertowel that has some texture like a football. And smooth the buttercream to give it the football skin. If you use fondant, I found a foam texture mat in the train dept of craft stores, not sure how they use it for the landscaping of train displays but they do.
It looks like a piece of fun foam about 8x10 and textured one side, smooth on other. And I use a tracing wheel from sewing to do the stitch design on BC or fondant. If you use texture mat, you have to texture fondant before you put it on cake. You would have to press too hard if it was already on the cake

Hope this is of some help

Susie53 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:03pm
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Thanks to all for the how to on making the football cake!

VannaD Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 3:54pm
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Thanks everyone for your comments. Win that spray insulation sounds great, ill have to keep that in mind, because the thought of carving football shaped Styrofoam makes me cringe. I think Ill just go ahead and do all cake, Nancy said it worked for her so im going to try and make it work for me. Thanks everyone for all the great tips, ill definitely let you know how it comes out.

nancyg Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 5:25pm
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hey, do let me know how it goes....I would send some pictures, as I have them, just dont know how to do it. But, mine all turned out great....Goood Luck

VannaD Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 9:09pm
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i know its been a little while, but i wanted to tell yall thank you. Thanks for the tips and the help. I did the cake for Nov 22 (ive been busy since then) and it came out ok. I used regular box mix for the top half of the football and Madeira (sp?) cake for the bottom half. It looked ok, it just wasnt as round as i had wanted it to be. My husband said it looks like someone needed to air it up. Well i just wanted to let yall know it went ok. if you want to take a look its the LSU cake in my pics. Thanks agian for all the help!

nancyg Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 10:15pm
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Hi, I am glad your cake came out alright. It looks good. My Wilton pan does make my cakes rounder on the bottom and the top. Did you use the wilton pan?

At least you dont have to be stressed any more. I am always glad when one I am concerned about is behind me.....And the whole cake together is amazing!!!

Nancy g

cathie_shinnick Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 11:45pm
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I am actually making one tonight for a grooms cake. After the cakes have cooled I level them and carve gently if need be then fill lightly with frosting crumb coat, then add fondant. As for fondand loosing its shape, I premade this cake last week, because its a 3 tier cake. a 3D football helmet on top of the football. It did not loose its shape until about 3-4 days after it was assembeled.

elainec Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 11:50pm
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The football pic looks great! I have made the 1/2 but have always wanted to try the 3D effect. THanks.

VannaD Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 5:24pm
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just wanted to say thanks again for all the tips, and yes im glad its behind me.

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