Round Shape Without Ball Pan

Decorating By Rachie204 Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 12:51am by Rachie204

Rachie204 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 1:12am
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I am wanting to do a cake similar to this one for one of my husbands friends at work...I dont have the ball pan...what would be the best way to get the golf ball shape?


  http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_6963.html

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Kitagrl Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 1:31am
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The ball pan isn't really expensive esp if you use a coupon at the local craft store....

But otherwise I'd just make a nice tall round cake (or a layer cake) and gently carve away the sides and top until it makes a half a ball shape. Just a little bit at a time until its even.

luvmysmoother Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 5:15am
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If you have an oven proof pyrex bowl you can bake it in that - just need two and stick them togethericon_smile.gif

crazydoglady Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 1:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luvmysmoother

If you have an oven proof pyrex bowl you can bake it in that - just need two and stick them togethericon_smile.gif


this has worked for me as well only i used an oven proof ceramic bowl.

cabecakes Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 2:19pm
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I have also baked in stainless steel bowls before, that is how my daughter made her igloo cake in my photos.

deliciously_decadent Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 8:38am
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either bake in a glass bowl or bake a round cake and trim of the edges till you are happy with the shape

ramie7224 Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:58pm
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Rookie question I'm sure....but if you bake in a glass bowl how do you deal with the flat part (from the bottom of the bowl)? do you just heap on buttercream to round it out?

crazydoglady Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 2:37pm
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my bowl is domed inside, the flat bottom is on the outside. i got it at target on the cheap.
hth

deliciously_decadent Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 9:05pm
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if your bow isn't a perfectr dome just shape the top after baking icon_smile.gif

Rachie204 Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:51am
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It has been awhile since this forum started but I wanted to update. I just needed a small ball (golf ball) so I took one of the auminum disposable cup cake tins I had on hand and rounded out the bottom...I then baked some cupcakes and took on and used it. It worked very well. Thanks for your responses.

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