My Dream In My Cake Ball Business Is To Make This...

Decorating By three_sets_of_twins Updated 24 Sep 2009 , 3:34pm by cookie_fun

three_sets_of_twins Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:26pm
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Ever since I started making cake balls for a living about 8 months ago, I've had this picture saved on my computer.
Whoever made this is just brilliant. my dream my WISH is to make this.
I find it so intimidating. But so beautiful.
I know if I added this to my

Ok ladies. She says onher blog thing that she used pouarble fondant. How is that different/similar than normal fondant?

She also said the flowers are icing decorations, I assume you purchase those? If so, any idea what site I can find that particular design??
Are the vines/ leaves frosting?

OMG...Im so intimidated...Im so nervous..but excited! I'm gonna give it a try very soon! well when I order the flowers and the shipment comes in lol.

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Loucinda Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:30pm
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Pourable fondant is the icing we use on petit fours.

You can do those - just break it down into steps!

Those are tiny royal frosting flowers with an edible pearl center, green icing for vines.

Cakechick123 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:49pm
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I agree with Loucinda, just break it down in steps, it wont be that intimidating!

However I think those are gumpaste flowers, I dont think you can vein RI flowers. The leaves are RI

dandelion56602 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:52pm
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I say gumpaste flowers w/ RI vines as well.

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:57pm
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The flower is this veiner....You use a regular 5 petal cutter.

Oh Yeah..It is available at or other online stores as well.

beverlyanne Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:59pm
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Here's a link to making the sugar flowers; seem pretty simple. . . hope this helps.


icer101 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:00pm
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you could also...make the little flowers out of white chocolate much yummier... that's what i would do....

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:02pm
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Great Tutorial Bev..Thanks!!!

Tellis12 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:18pm
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Those are beautiful. What blog did you find them on?

icer101 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:33pm
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yes, those veiners are what i use...but with candy clay..

three_sets_of_twins Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:36pm
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I found them on something called cake journal.
well I typed "wedding cake balls" in google images and they came up on 1st page.

Ok...Thank you SO MUCH ladies!!!!!!
I'm going to jump in the shower, and when im done come back here with credit card, and order some of those flowers!! Thank you so much for the tutorial link and also the shopping link!!!! Thank you thank you! My bro is coming here to visit from the US end of the month, so he'll bring them back with him. So pics then hopefully! We will either be very impressed or have a good laugh. I'm up for both LOL.

Loucinda Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 5:17pm
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Duh....yep those are gumpaste....I didn't have my glasses on when I was looking this morning. I think I don't need them THAT much then smack - yep, I do. icon_redface.gif (sorry about that)

Make sure to post some pics of your beautiful cake balls!!

Cathy26 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 5:47pm
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i make those flowers!!!! what you need is a silicon veiner from blossom sugar which is pink rubber and makes the shape and veins. use with a 5 petal blossom cutter or better still a petunia cutter - they turn out perfect every time - theres a tutorial on cake journal .com tutorials.

cylstrial Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 7:34pm
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Those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing that picure with us!

Lcubed82 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 10:23pm
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I just got that veiner set with cutter from Global sugar arts. I whipped out a bunch in no time!!!

Mug-a-Bug Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 11:33pm
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How do you make the cake balls themselves??

sadsmile Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 1:20am
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Poured fondant can be a sticky icky mess. I would just do them in chocolate so they'd dry fast.

TitiaM Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 3:05pm
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Here's a basic recipe--you can coat them in poured fondant if you want to, but they are already very sweet.

Cake Ballsâmakes about 60 small or 36 large

  Cake Scraps equivalent to about 2-9â round cakes
  1 cup icing
  1 1/2 lb Chocolateâcoating or tempered

Mix crumbled cake and icing until well blended and uniform. Form into balls and chill or allow to sit until set. Cover in coating chocolate or tempered chocolate. Decorate if desired.

or Rum/Whiskey or other liqueur balls--I kind of like these better, because they are not quite as sweet.

Rum/Liqueur Ballsâmakes about 60 small or 36 large

  Cake Scraps equivalent to about 2-9â round cakes
  1/2 cup Apricot Jam (if you like them stronger you may omit the jam and add more liqueur)
  3/4 cup Rum or other Liqueur
  1 ½ 1b Coating Chocolate

Mix crumbled cake, apricot jam and liqueur until well blended and uniform. Form into balls and chill. Cover in coating chocolate. Decorate if desired.

  Additions to either cake or rum balls:
    Add chopped and toasted nuts to the mix
    Add candied fruit to the mix
    Add coconut to the mix



bbmom Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 3:18pm
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

Poured fondant can be a sticky icky mess. I would just do them in chocolate so they'd dry fast.

I tried putting royal flowers on chocolate covered cake balls and they just slipped right off. Not sure what I did wrong. That picture is beautiful, I would love to try again.

TitiaM Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 3:26pm
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You can barely see on the cake ball in the very back of the picture there is icing or something sticking it to the ball. Melted chocolate or royal icing probably would both work


anamado Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 3:28pm
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In you can learn both about poured fondant and thouse flowers too icon_smile.gif She has the cutest cupcakes on PF, very similar to those cakeballs

And if you like making cakeballs, maybe you'd like to look at Morganacake photo page here in CC. She makes all kind of things with cake balls icon_biggrin.gif

cookie_fun Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 3:34pm
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If you are loving cake balls you have to check out this site, she's like the queen!


You may have to page back, but she is a true artist!

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