I am going to be making a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake for this weekend.
I'd appreciate tips on covering a small ball with fondant. So far, for the head, my plan is bake the cake in two small glass bowls, stick them together, crumb-coat, and hope...except for modeling characters, fondant is not my friend.
Thanks in advance for your time!
If fondant is not your friend perhaps you should do a half ball instead, I found this online so you could see what I mean.
Thanks for the pic, Montrealconfections.
I am planning on using a half ball cake for the "body" and putting a small 3Dclubhouse "scene" on a sheet cake, hope that makes sense. This customer specifically ordered a sheet, so I'm using this basic design by mmichelew, but the clubhouse will be a little bigger.
I just made a cake similar (in my pics) I had a very tough time covering the ball w/fondant so I just used royal & smoothed it out really well...I used the wondermold as the body & RKT for the head HTH
I made a cake that required a ball, I wasn't confident that I could get it perfectly round so I went to the local craft store and got a foam ball which I covered in fondant. If you know your sheet cake will be plenty maybe this would be be a good way to go since the ears will be lightweight you don't have to worry about them holding up. I personally opted against using RKT since it is pumpy and I wanted a very smooth finish. The added bonus is you can start this way in advance and not worry about it spoiling.
hi, the ball in the glove in my pix is a styrofoam ball. i asked this same question when i was making this cake. so after 3-4 tries with fondant only to cove this styrofoam ball , i mixed my fondant with modeling chocolate. after 2 tries, it went on perfect. it was so much more managable. so next time i make a ball, it will be cake, i will ice and freeze it. take out still frozen and apply this fondant and chocolate mixture. then my cake will be all edible. so try that first. see if it works. i will be trying it soon. i have another one to make. i don,t have pix of a mickey mouse club house cake. but i did one about a yr. ago. i covered a large styrofoam ball with fondant and it took me several tries. didn,t think to add the modeling chocolate then. hth
Oh, thank you all so much for the replies! Styrofoam, now that's a good idea!
icer101, would you share your fondant/modeling chocolate "recipe"? I've never used modeling chocolate, do you use the candy melts, or what?
Thanks, again, y'all are the best!
The Wilton sports ball works well if you use firm cake and make sure you fill the pan enough to a whole sphere when put together.
I did my apple cake this way, and Elmos head, only Elmos head the pan was less filled, he needed more of a football shape.
Thought I'd post this so you all could see how the cake turned out. Even though it was time-consuming, I was happy with the result.
I ended up baking two small cakes using two tiny Pyrex bowls, then sticking them together with BC. I think I used too much icing when I dirty iced the ball, as you can tell the "head" of the clubhouse is a little lumpy.
Special thanks to mmichelew for posting her cake and tips!
The mother of the little boy was really happy with the cake...again, thank you all!