Help Wanted...bowling Ball Cake!

Decorating By FrostingSteph Updated 8 Mar 2009 , 8:51pm by mommyle

FrostingSteph Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 4:06am
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I would love everyone's thoughts on a bowling ball cake that I will be making soon. I've seen some awesome ones in the photo gallery, they look so real! Unfortunately, they are made with MMF which I have never made or worked with. My instinct tells me I shouldn't try this on my 6 year old's b-day cake, but what do YOU think? And does anyone know how to get that great marbled effect in it? Or, do you have other ideas of how to decorate a bowling ball (I have the Wilton Sports Ball pan)? Thanks in advance to all you creative, artistic folks out there! This site is the best!

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JanH Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 12:51pm
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Hi and Welcome on your 1st post, FrostingSteph. icon_smile.gif

Buttercream decorated bowling ball instructions:

http://www.wilton.com/idea/Bowling-Ball-Cake

How to marble fondant:

http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/MarblingFondantIcing/MarbleFondantQA.htm

How to marble fondant video:

http://cakedec.forumotion.com/tutorials-f15/how-to-marble-fondant-t1634.htm

Smoothing fondant/rolled buttercream on ball cake:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-584741-.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-585102-.html

Everything you ever wanted to know to bake, assemble and decorate tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html
(Also has popular CC recipes for: doctored cake mix, buttercream and fondant.)

HTH

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 1:14pm
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I've done this cake a few times!! Always a hit!!

edited to say..the ball is a mini half ball pan.
LL

FrostingSteph Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 4:55pm
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Thanks for all of your help!!!! I'm attaching a picture for you to see. I loved this cake--made the MMF myself and marbelized it. Not only did it look great, but it tasted good, too!
LL

kakeladi Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:17pm
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Wowicon_smile.gif You did a great! job on it. Isn't it wonderful we can make such wonderful memories for our little ones?

mommyle Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 8:51pm
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Wow! I am hugely impressed! Fantastic job!

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