Is This Buttercream Or Fondant??

Decorating By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 10 Dec 2009 , 4:32pm by Loucinda

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 2:48pm
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Hello Everyone!
I'd like to make a cake similar to this one. My question is... do you think that the golf ball is made with buttercream or with fondant? I'd like to try making it with buttercream, let it crust, then press a ball tool into it to make the indents. Do you think that this would work? Any advice and/or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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__Jamie__ Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 2:50pm
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I would say that's buttercream! Or really shiny fondant. I think it's BC though.

cylstrial Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 2:51pm
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It looks to me like it might be buttercream, but I would do fondant if I were making the cake. I'd just be afraid that the buttercream would have little cracks everywhere.

Loucinda Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 2:53pm
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I've made one in buttercream - do the indents BEFORE it crusts though....that way no cracking.

sadsmile Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 2:54pm
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I think it is fondant... try PMing the person who made it and ask. Include compliments and good cheer and maybe they will tell you how they did it. thumbs_up.gif

mandysue Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

I've made one in buttercream - do the indents BEFORE it crusts though....that way no cracking.

How do you do it BEFORE it crusts? Dip in cornstarch each time?

diane706 Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 3:05pm
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Yep, looks like bc to me. And the ball tool idea sounds perfect. You may want to dip the end of the ball tool into some ps first and then tap it to get rid of the extra because it may stick in some places even though the bc is crusted. You can lightly airbrush the whole thing afterwards with pearl luster dust mixed with vodka (or maybe just vodka) to get rid of any ps and to give it a bit of shine similar to a golf ball. But I would do this BEFORE piping the grass! Don't want the green to bleed onto your ball.
Have fun! thumbs_up.gif

cownsj Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 4:26pm
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I'm loving this cake. To me it looks like buttercream, the entire cake does. It's giving me an idea for my brothers birthday next week. I may use the paisley pan and do one hole of the course, complete with sandtraps and everything. It's his 50th birthday and want to do something special for him. It's either this or a Giants helmet, so far. I don't have any other ideas for him yet.

Loucinda Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 4:32pm
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diane is right, but the buttercream soaks up any P/S that might be left in the indents. Works like a charm!

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