I need to make Christmas bauble cakes for Thursday. I baked them last night in the Wilton mini ball pan and it was difficult to remove! I greased and floured it. The directions say to let it rest for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove it but it was so hard to remove it after just 5 minutes. Is there something I am doing wrong??? I managed to remove some without ruining it. I put them in the freezer. I am icing it tonight and then covering it with fondant. Do you recommend icing it with ganache or butter cream? Thank you so much in advance!
No takers yet??? Any advice will be helpful and much apperciated!
I'm not sure what a Bauble Cake is, but I have switched to ganache instead of buttercream - then fondant. Not sure if that helps or not? Good Luck!
Thanks. Here is a link of bauble cakes. They are sphere shaped cakes that look like Christmas ornaments.
Those are beautiful!!! I may have to try them! Please post a picture when you finish them!
I haven't made any, but here's a link to a thread:
I wish mine will come out as beautiful as those! This is going to be my first try, but I will post pictures. Wish me luck!
Good luck! You still have time to practice some more I hope. I would say covering with ganache will give you a smoother surface to apply the fondant later.
The only other idea that comes to mind is covering them with poured fondant, but it might be a little tricky since they're balls.
(2:22 on the movie)
Wrong video. It was this one at 2:22
I've been using buttercream and it seems to work out fine. Just make sure they are really cold, like frozen when working with them.
Thank you so much for the advice!
ImaginethatNJ- the thread is great! I haven't had a chance to watch the video. I'm still at work! I just can't stop thinking about these cakes! Haha Will definitely watch tonight!
Ok, so here is a picture of the bauble cakes! They were a lot of fun to decorate! Thanks everyone for the advice!
Oh no! I don't know why it does not show the picture. I will add it to my pics in my profile!
Very nice! What did you end up using to cover and decorate them?
Oh, thank you! I put buttercream to stick the 2 halves together and then used Tobas cake spackle recipe to fix any imperfections. Ive never used it and it was THE BEST. I would not have gotten the perfect sphere shape without it. I ended up using buttercream and covering in marshmallow fondant.
Great! I have Toba's book and I think the spackle is a great idea, but I know sometimes people don't like to use it.
I just got the Alan Silverwood sphere pan, still have to try it and see if it works as a perfect sphere, but that would be probably too big for an ornament.
Thanks for sharing how you did it. They look fantastic!
I wouldnt have been able to get it like that without the thread that you recommended so thank you!