Edging Balls

Decorating By MUAKPsi Updated 11 May 2011 , 10:47am by mommakristin

MUAKPsi Posted 11 May 2011 , 6:13am
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I'm seeing a lot of bakers are using fondant balls as edging between layers. Can anyone tell me if there is a tool, or a secret to how you get them all the same size?

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carmijok Posted 11 May 2011 , 6:37am
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Just read about these the other day. Use a round cutter to cut fondant circles and then roll into balls. They should be equal size.

doramoreno62 Posted 11 May 2011 , 8:11am
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For kids cakes, I use gumballs. They come in all colors and are relatively cheap. You can see them in my Hello Kitty Zebra cake.

SugarFiend Posted 11 May 2011 , 9:23am
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Originally Posted by carmijok

Just read about these the other day. Use a round cutter to cut fondant circles and then roll into balls. They should be equal size.




Yep, but it actually doesn't even need to be a round cutter. It can be any shape, just as long as it produces a ball of fondant the size you want. Of course, it's also best to roll your fondant out to a uniform thickness first, too. thumbs_up.gif

mommakristin Posted 11 May 2011 , 10:47am
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I also make fondant balls for my borders sometimes.
I use round cutters as well if I want the balls to all be uniform. If I am making a funky cake that doesn't need to look "perfect" then I "free hand" the balls to make them more "unique"..

You can also get silicon molds that make the string of balls. They make things quicker if you are pressed for time or don't want to hand roll hundreds of balls for your cakes.

HTH

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