How To Get Fondant To Stick To Bottom Of Ball Cake

Decorating By loves2bake4six Updated 10 Sep 2009 , 1:41pm by txnonnie

loves2bake4six Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 3:01am
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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 icon_biggrin.gif


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Bluehue Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 10:46am
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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 -

icon_confused.gif 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 - icon_redface.gif

Bluehue icon_smile.gif

loves2bake4six Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 1:16pm
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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.

txnonnie Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 1:41pm
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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.

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