Options For A Smaller Ball Shape. (Minnie Mouse)

Decorating By fruitsnack Updated 28 Apr 2011 , 4:03am by AnotherCaker

fruitsnack Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 1:25am
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I am making a Minnie Mouse cake for 30-35 people. I'm making a 6"/9" round cake, and I want to make the hat / ears on the top. Problem is that I want the hat to be smaller than the 6", and the small ball pan I have is 6" across. I just think it will look "off" to have the hat as big as the tier below it.

I'm planning on either doing RKT or just gumpaste dried over the pan . . . is there a smaller ball pan I don't know about? Any other ideas?

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Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 1:32am
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I used the very inside of a Betty Crocker Bake N Fill pan.The very inside half ball is 4 inches and fits perfectly ontop 6 inch round..I used it for my Mickey Mouse tiered cake I did but I don't think I posted it here...

fruitsnack Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 2:02am
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I've never heard of that pan - is that something that can be found pretty easily? The cake is for May 7, and I live in the sticks. icon_smile.gif

cherrycakes Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 2:22am
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Have you thought of using a styrofoam half-ball?

cheatize Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 3:21am
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A custard cup would come close to a half-ball. Wilton also has the small half-ball pan where you get several from each pan.

Mfattore Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 3:24am
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I 2nd the Wilton small ball pan. It looks like a muffin tin but with perfectly round ball cavities. I saw them at Michaels.

mimi1218 Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 3:28am
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or you can make the whole head out of rice krispie treats and stuff them into a round cereal bowl to form the half ball shape.
good luck.

AnotherCaker Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 4:01am
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

Have you thought of using a styrofoam half-ball?

That's what I do.

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