Football Cake Covered In Fondant

Decorating By Chef_Rinny Updated 23 Apr 2012 , 1:13pm by Polarcakes

Chef_Rinny Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 8:36pm
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Hi everyone! I have a cake to do for the superbowl. It needs to look like a football covered in fondant with the steelers logo. I've never really covered anything but round cakes in fondant and haven't done too many carved cakes...any suggestions on how to cover it without seams and how to make it smooth. I need to make this cake as perfect as possible! Any help is appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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Cakepro Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 8:56pm
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Well, footballs have seams, so make that work in your favor! Carve a dense cake, ice it in buttercream, smooth the buttercream, and then put your fondant on. Personally, I would do the bottom half, invert it, and then cover the top half. Use a Dresden tool to help manipulate the seams in the fondant to appear like the seams in a real football. Then add all the other details. icon_smile.gif

Chef_Rinny Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 4:06am
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Thanks Cakepro! It took a couple of tries but I finally got the fondant on and smooth!

here was the finished results:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1308812.html

Cakepro Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:47am
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Wow, that turned out awesome!! Great job! icon_smile.gif

FlourPots Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:07am
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I'm wondering about the Wilton football pan...alot of people seem to carve the ball shape instead of using the pan (which I thought would be easier)...any thoughts on this?

btw, great cake...it looks very realistic.

Santa_Kitchen Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:49am
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Your cake is one of the best football cakes i have seen, well done!!!!!!

Chef_Rinny Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:39pm
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Thanks for the compliments! It came out so much better than I had thought it would, I was so proud icon_smile.gif

About the ball pan-I just don't have the $ to buy different pans for shaped cakes, which is why I carved it. It was pretty easy to shape...

FlourPots Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 6:50pm
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I see...makes sense. I thought maybe the cake didn't turn out right or something when using the pan.

Danacakes65 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:06pm
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Your cake turned out perfect! How did you do the diamonds on thelogo?

tktexasgirl Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:27pm
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I love your cake you did a great job. I may have to try it sometime.

neecerator Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:55pm
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Excellent, and it looks so real!

teags89 Posted 22 Apr 2012 , 12:24am
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Hi,

I need to do a cake similar to this. Did you cover it with fondent in pieces or as once big piece.
Was is hard not to get creases on the end where it all gathers??

Polarcakes Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:13pm
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Originally Posted by teags89

Hi,

I need to do a cake similar to this. Did you cover it with fondent in pieces or as once big piece.
Was is hard not to get creases on the end where it all gathers??




This post is over 3 years old. The original poster hasn`t posted on the site in over 2 years. I hope someone else can give you advice on how to cover a football shaped cake. (I`d like to know myself as well. icon_smile.gif)

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