DS wants a Harry Potter Snitch cake.
I borrowed a 6" Wilton Ball pan and baked the cake, trimmed, and assembled with a dowel.
Now I am trying to cover it with homemade MMF (over buttercream) but the fondant won't stay stuck to the bottom half of the cake. Instead of a ball I have a ball wearing a skirt
Hmmm, are you able to rotate the ball?
If so - the half that you have covered will become the bottom - then rotate and bring the fondant up so as to cover the top -
Does that make sense?
I have never covered a ball shape OVER buttercream - so i am guessing here.
If nothing else - at least i have bumped this post up for you -
Thanks but then how do you "end" the fondant so the top of the ball is smooth?
I am still practising for this cake so if necessary can do without the buttercream.
If necessary you can wet your buttercream with water using a brush.
Try covering half, making a straight cut around the middle of the ball. Then covering the other half matching the seam. You might be able to blend it by smoothing and not being noticeable.