Ball Cake Pans

Decorating By krm52200 Updated 23 Jan 2010 , 3:54pm by cutthecake

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krm52200 Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 8:32pm
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I have two cakes coming up where I will need to use the Wilton ball pan. For these cakes, can you tort and fill them or does that affect the perfect ball shape?

Thanks,

KRM

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Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 8:59pm
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Good question! I'm interested in the responses. I've never tried torting and filling it.

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ibmoser Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 12:24am
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Hmmmmmm - very limited experience here, but I did torte and fill the Wilton 6" ball pan once, and I just used enough icing to stick the halves together once. Torting actually seemed to help a bit since the recipe I used (WASC both times) wanted to "flatten" a bit in that ball shape.

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tigerhawk83 Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 1:09am
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I did tort and fill each half of the ball pan when I made the Christmas ornaments (you can see them in my photos) - but I didn't stick them together. However it didn't disturb the shape that much once I got the icing on. You would essentially have 4 layers each @ 3" tall.

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pearlydi Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 1:27am
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Yes you can, it doesn't change the shape, I have done it on several occasion.

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Win Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 1:35am
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The instructions actually tell you to fill them. I do all the time. It actually helps round it out, vs. coming out with a rather squished ball.

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leah_s Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 1:54am
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torted and filled many times. works fine.

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RobzC8kz Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 2:46am
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Wow! I totally learned something new!! I've always thought you couldn't do it without ending up with an egg-shaped basketball, baseball, etc!! I'm gonna try it!

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krm52200 Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 12:12pm
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Thank you all for the replies! I haven't bought the pan yet, so I didn't realize they actually tell you to do it. I made a soccer ball in a pyrex bowl and I did fill both halves of that. As others pointed out, it helped with the shape but that wasn't really as round as the ball pan so I wasn't sure it would work again.

Thanks again for all the helpful responses!

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cutthecake Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 3:54pm
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A couple more questions about sports ball pan:

Do you torte each half?

Do you have to use dowels and cake boards to support the top half of the ball? If so, how do you do that?

Thanks. I've had that pan in my closet for years--maybe decades--and I've never used it. It looks like icing or covering it in fondant is a nightmare, especially towards the bottom.

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