Disco Ball

Decorating By cathie_shinnick Updated 9 Jan 2009 , 2:00pm by BakingGirl

cathie_shinnick Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 1:10pm
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Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has ever made a disco ball. I have an idea as how I will do it, but was wondering if anone else had ever done one.

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BakingGirl Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 1:30pm
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Never made one but I am guessing it won't be too hard. You obviously need to make a ball cake. To cover it I would take a small square cutter and cut out lots of fondant squares and just get to work covering the ball. Then use Pearl lustre dust mixed with Silver to get a shiny silver finish. Airbrushing it is probably the easiest way of getting it even, but painting will work too.

crisseyann Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 1:30pm
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I've had this pic in my favorites for so long and really want to try it.


The artist explains pretty well what they did to make this cake, but maybe you could PM them if you need more details. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

cathie_shinnick Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 1:44pm
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Those ideas are exactly what I had in mind. Thanks for the link to see one. I am doing a rock of ages cake. first for the 60s, a juke box. then 70s disco ball. then sitting on the disco ball a pair of leopard print spandex like pants for the 80s. I couldn't think of anything else. then a stack of cd'd for the 90s. and on the very top. an I-pod. I was thinking of formong the pants fron ricekrispy treats then cover with fondant. Im just not to sure of how to get the RCT smooth. any sugestions there?

BakingGirl Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 1:50pm
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Use BC (or RI) to spackle and smooth the bumpy RCT before adding fondant. I also try and smush the Rice Crispies a little before adding the marshmallow to make the mixture more dense and less bumpy.

cathie_shinnick Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 1:56pm
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Oh, I never thought of crushing them a little. Thanks for the great idea. Do you know the ratio, Rice Crispies/marshmallow?

BakingGirl Posted 9 Jan 2009 , 2:00pm
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I always just use the recipe on the box, seems to work fine for me. If it is too wet just add a bit more RC until it seems right to you.

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