Sphere Shape Cake

Decorating By CakeFaerieK Updated 28 Apr 2010 , 1:15am by FlourPots

CakeFaerieK Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:11pm
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I need some advice for making a SMALL sphere shaped cake to put on top of another cake to represent a baseball.
I don't have the mini ball pan and herein lies my problem!


I have 2 days!!!!!
Please advise!!!!

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Kerbear73 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:19pm
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Does it have to be cake? I attached a styrofoam ball to the top of a cake for a Mickey Mouse clubhouse cake. Covered lightly in buttercream and then covered in fondant. You could pipe royal icing to make the stitching for the baseball.
If you need cake then I guess you might have to carve it into a sphere - I would imagine it would be tough to get it even.

Good luck! icon_smile.gif

CakeFaerieK Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:30pm
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Thanks! I never thought of that.
I would prefer it to be cake but it doesn't have to be.

FlourPots Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:31pm
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How about using cakeball ingredients...crumbled up cake + buttercream?

I'm making a yarn basket cake right now, with yarn balls on top...if you scroll down the directions on this site, you can see that the balls are made this way: http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-knitting-basket-cake

CakeFaerieK Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:49pm
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thanks for that! I've never heard of that before! Excellent idea!

I also had the suggestion to use rice krispy treats...but I don't want to do that either.

CakeFaerieK Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 8:45pm
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I have some left over cupcakes so I'm going to experiment with your cake ball suggestion tonight....THANKS again!!!!!!!

FlourPots Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 8:49pm
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You're welcome...

Good Luck, hope it works!

Margieluvstobake Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 9:13pm
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A while back, I was watching a cake show (don't remember which one) and they were making a sphere shaped cake. They used half a styrofoam ball for the bottom for support. Then the top half was actually cake. Their's was a lot bigger than a baseball though. Just a thought.

FlourPots Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 9:22pm
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Oh yeah...and Sharon did that for her giant cherry cake (scroll down): http://sugaredblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/story-of-cherry-hog.html

CakeFaerieK Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 9:58pm
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That cherry cake was awesome! How would you do colors if you don't have the spray gun thingy?

FlourPots Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 10:45pm
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They sell color in spray cans, but they don't work so well from what I've read.

I don't think there's a way to get that great airbrushed look without an actual airbrush.

CakeFaerieK Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 3:09pm
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I used it once last year and it's not the greatest in my opinion. I used it for my son in law. He hates buttercream and wanted cool whip.
I will add that the cool whip tasted wonderful with his strawberry cake. Looked a bit odd but he was happy.

Also, I did go to a local shop and found a set of 5 glass bowls that are oven proof....under $5 too! With lids! Sizes start at 1/2 cup and go up. I think that's gonna work great!

Thanks soooooooooooooo much for all ya'lls input!!!!!!!!

CakeFaerieK Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 3:39pm
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Ok, I finished the cake yesterday. I used the retired ball glove pan and added the ball......

FlourPots Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 5:28pm
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Wow...it looks amazing!! Great job!! Love the little cardinal (awesome touch).

So what did you end up using for the ball?

I've made mine (for the yarn basket), I used crumbled up cake alone...didn't even need BC...
it was so moist, they held together...I compacted them like snowballs, LOL!

CakeFaerieK Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 8:39pm
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I'm glad you got your balls to hold together! lol
I tried it and was worried it would fall apart with the weight of the bird.
I found a set of oven proof glass bowls, assorted sizes for under $5.
The smallest holds 1/2 cup. I used the next to smallest size. I just baked the ball first and then put the rest of the mix in the glove pan.

I did put 2 scewers in the ball.... I live around 40 miles from my sister. I was afraid it wouldn't travel well. But it survived!

Thanks for the compliments!!!!! Did you add you cake on here?

FlourPots Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 8:49pm
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Originally Posted by CakeFaerieK

I'm glad you got your balls to hold together! lol


Oven proof glass bowl...great idea!!

I haven't finished mine yet!
It's only for fun & practice, as are the majority of my cakes, so I take my time.

CakeFaerieK Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 10:03pm
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This one was for my brother in law. I can't wait to see yours!!!!

FlourPots Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 1:10am
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Did he love it? I'm sure he did!!

Mine...ah...I'm hoping to be done tomorrow...

CakeFaerieK Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:35am
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I don't know if he liked it or not. My sister is ticked at me so she's not speaking to me much....I guess that could be a blessing! lol

I did just finish a dinosaur for a girl for her sweet 16th...this is what she asked for! She's my daughter's best friend.

Odyssey Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:40am
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That is the most awesome dinosaur ever CakeFaerieK! I just wanted to say I have never thought of making a giant cake ball ^-^ That sounds delicious.
Good luck finishing your cake FlourPots.

FlourPots Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 3:00am
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Damn...that's incredible! Really impressive!!

How on earth did you do the colors...I love that!

Thanks Odyssey icon_smile.gif

CakeFaerieK Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 3:15am
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The colors are buttercream in different shades of green....I smeared them on the cake and let them dry a while and then Viva toweled them!
I love Viva! looks remarkably like fondant.
The spikes and eyes and toes are fondant and gum paste. The rocks are candy and the dirt is brown sugar.

FlourPots Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 6:53am
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I thought it was fondant!

Well done!

FlourPots Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:27am
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Finally finished mine...

The basket photographed alot darker than it appears in person...I didn't paint on the color (like in the tutorial)...I dyed fondant brown.

Before I post it to the gallery, I'm going to see if a twist trim will look good along the bottom edge.

infinitsky Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:46pm
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your cake is beautiful.

CakeFaerieK Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:59pm
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Absoulutely EXCELLENT! I love it!!!!!!!!

FlourPots Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:15am
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Thank you so much...

I finally posted it today in my photos, I've been sick as a dog and off-line.

(I lightened the shots a little so it looks way closer to the actual color)

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