Fondant On A Ball Cake

Decorating By SparkleKat Updated 26 May 2011 , 12:32am by anxietyattack

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SparkleKat Posted 15 May 2011 , 12:18am
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I need to put fondant over a ball cake and I'm not sure how to do this. Should I cover it using two pieces...cover the bottom half and then the top and camouflage the join? Or is there a way to cover it with one solid layer of fondant? Any suggestions?

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Scarlets-Cakes Posted 15 May 2011 , 12:40am
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I did this for the basketball cake in my photos. I used to seperate pieces, but was able to hide the seam with the black licorice rope used for the lines on the basketball. I think it would be very difficult to used one solid piece, but maybe someone out there has done it. Good luck!

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MegMade Posted 15 May 2011 , 1:09am
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I used MMF to cover a ball cake using one piece. The trick is to place the cake on a soup can or tall box so the fondant drapes around the sides and naturally gathers at the bottom. Then just mold the fondant underneath with your hands. I was scared to do it but it worked great on the first try. Good luck!

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seedrv Posted 15 May 2011 , 1:16am
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Here is a video. She's speaks Italian but you can see her cover a soccer ball around the 11 minute mark.

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SparkleKat Posted 15 May 2011 , 5:58pm
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Thanks for all of your advice. I watched the video and did then covered it with one piece. This is the final product...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2035524

This was my first ball cake and I've learned a lot, so next time I will do things a little differently. Thanks again!

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ajwonka Posted 24 May 2011 , 11:53pm
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Looks fantastic! Great job!

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anxietyattack Posted 26 May 2011 , 12:32am
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wow that ganche she uses in the video looks super thick!

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