Help! How Do I Cover A Ball-Shape With Fondant?!?

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ErinVA Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 5:37am
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I am have tried before to cover a ball shaped cake with fondant and it always comes out with creases and bumps near the bottom. I am hoping to make a Cinderella's/Fairy Tale Carriage cake that i found in a Debbie Brown book. It is for family but i still want it to look nice. Any tips on how to properly cover a ball shape like that with fondant? Any help would be appreciated.

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Nusi Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 6:13am
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well mine worked fine.. just make sure u have enough extra fondant cause the smaller the peice you roll the more difficult it is to get rid of the creases..
honestly maybe cause the ball i had was huge it turned out well.. for smaller cakes its more difficult.. try harder u well make it

good luck

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Debi2 Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 3:52pm
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I saw on a show once where they did half at a time. You will have a seam, but you can work with it to minimize the appearance of it, or cover with decoration. HTH Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

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Debi2 Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 3:53pm
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I saw on a show once where they covered half at a time. You will have a seam, but you can work with it to minimize the appearance of it, or cover with decoration. HTH Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

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cupcakeluv Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 4:18pm
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Someone here gave me a great tip for my teapot cake. you roll circle of your fondant. Put your cake on can and then cover it. The seem will be at the bottom , and you will be able to trim the exsess fondant. you can see my cake in my fotos. hope it helps.

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FullHouse Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 9:30pm
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I just did a Cinderella cake and the top was using the Wilton ball pan. I rolled a piece of fondant about 16-18" diameter. I placed the cake (on board) on a cookie sheet, I didn't want it to be raised and risk stretching the fondant. I just started smoothing at the top, went all around the top 1/4 of the cake, then around the next quarter and so on. I lifted and smoothed any pleats as I went around. Working with about 1/4 of the height at a time helps to keep it manageable when trying to lift/smooth out any the pleats.

I just added it to my photos, junky pic though, took it t the scholl w/my cell phone.

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