Covering A Sphere With Fondant?

Decorating By Oklahomasweetie Updated 8 Dec 2009 , 6:32am by gloria

Oklahomasweetie Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 3:51pm
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Hey all. I am working on a bowling themed cake and am about to start work on the bowling ball. I was wondering if anyone had any tips, suggestions or how to's about covering a sphere shaped cake with fondant. I would like to make sure i get a smooth look seeing as there will not be any decorations put on the ball itself. Thanks in advance! icon_biggrin.gif


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-K8memphis Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 4:18pm
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Maybe roll it a tid tad thicker so you have plenty to stretch out and in all the way around. You'll do fine. I try & use my store bought fondant in as much of an 'as is' condition as possible after kneading -- it seems to do better for me--I try & not add anything including heat.

That's how I do it.

Oklahomasweetie Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 1:19pm
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Thanks for the ideas. It turned out ok for my first one. Still have a few lumps to try to smooth out.


jlynnw Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 2:01pm
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ok, how did you do it? What worked for you? What fondant did you use? Spill the beans and tell all if you please.

-K8memphis Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 2:21pm
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Oklahomasweetie Posted 4 Dec 2009 , 3:44pm
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Thanks. I used Fondariffic fondant with wilton green gel. I just rolled out the fondant a little thicker than i would normally. I placed the ball on an inverted juice cup smaller than the ball so the fondant could drape down past the ball so that i wouldn't have as much pleating to smooth. It actually went easier than i had anticipated. icon_smile.gif

Here is a not so good picture of the finished cake.

jlynnw Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 3:49am
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you did a great job! I love the finished cake. Thanks for the pointers, I will have to give it a whirl.

thebeth Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 5:20am
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That's so awesome. Thanks for posting this, I'm going to be making a Boo cake in a couple days and I had questions about how to spread the fondant myself.

BooBooKitty Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 6:01am
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Wow.. great job.. That first picture looks like a childs bounce ball..

JustToEatCake Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:32pm
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Wow that does look great!

Peridot Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 6:25pm
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Your bowling ball is fantastic! And I love your cake too. What do you do with all of the excess fondant that bunches up at the bottom even after you cut off the excess? Did you put your BBall on a cardboard cake circle cut real small?

Fantastic Job!


Jeep_girl816 Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 6:37pm
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Awesome job! I've always been terrified of the dreaded ball cake! You made it look easy!

gloria Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 3:11am
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the bowling ball is fantastic.

Can you tell me how you deal with the excess as you near the bottom of the piece?

I'm thinking I will start cutting triangles out then matching up the remaining pieces. Is that how you did it?

Spices5 Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 3:00pm
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Your bowling ball looks great, I am dreading making my promised Christmas tree balls from the mini ball cake pan, did a trial run and it was horrible but I will try your methode this weekend to see if that works for me, the problem is that the mini ball pan cakes are so small and then I still have to cover them, hmmm me with my big mouth, wish I never promised to make them icon_sad.gif
So if any one has tips pls share.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 3:10pm
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Spices5--make a tiny board, a little circle for under each one and get the cakes nice & cold--you're gonna do fine.

Gloria--no you just stretch and smooth and let the fondant conform to the side--don't cut triangles. You lift and stretch and smooth as you work each crease down down down and cut away the excess.

gloria Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 6:32am
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Thank you for your help - I'm doing the christmas ornaments as well.

I shall try your method - I'll probably toss a few, eat a few and get some successes along the way!!

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