How Do I Make A Perfect Soccer Ball?

Decorating By doramoreno62 Updated 14 Nov 2011 , 4:45am by doramoreno62

doramoreno62 Posted 26 May 2011 , 12:40am
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I am using the half ball pan to make a soccer ball. Is there a template or pattern available to make the black and white sections even? I tried eyeballing it once and it didn't work so good. HELP!!!

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cakesrock Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:54am
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Are you using the 1/2 Soccer ball pan? because if so, it should be indented. And it should come with instructions. If not, here are some:

doramoreno62 Posted 26 May 2011 , 4:34am
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Thank you cakesrock. It's not the soccer ball pan, just the regular half ball pan. Thanks again for the instructions!

cakesrock Posted 26 May 2011 , 10:24pm
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Originally Posted by doramoreno62

Thank you cakesrock. It's not the soccer ball pan, just the regular half ball pan. Thanks again for the instructions!

I had the same trouble with my small ball pan when I tried to do a volleyball. If you do the soccer ball often, the 1/2 soccer ball is awesome, as it has the indents!

airedalian Posted 26 May 2011 , 11:48pm
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cakesrock, do you have any suggestions/tips for the volleyball? I'll need to do a water polo ball, which is basically the same...

cakesrock Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:09am
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I actually took the pattern (which is just a small section of a pattern) that comes with the instructions and traced it onto tracing paper. You really have to look at the instructions because you wouldn't know it's there. Then after I covered the ball in fondant, I made an indent of the pattern (in sections) onto the ball. If you look at a ball and see how the design is, that will guide you. Or it may even be in the instructions too. Mine didn't turn out that great, but it was better than it would have been had I not done that. I only did a 1/2 ball. If you use dowels (which I would recommend for that shape), I would suggest just using straws or lollipop sticks. Good luck!

KathysCC Posted 27 May 2011 , 3:20pm
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Soccer balls are definitely difficult. I've done several. You do have to use a template that fits the pan you are using. I cut out the different patterns (I think there are two) from wax paper and marked the cake before applying buttercream. You can do the same for fondant.

danni73 Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 3:40am
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I have just made the half soccer ball cake using the Wilton cake tin (with the indentations).
If i cover with buttercream i won't see the indentations for the hexagons and pentagons.... I don't know what to do???
Is it easier to cover in fondant or piped stars????????????

doramoreno62 Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 4:45am
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Danni73 I would outline the indentations with white buttercream (or in my case, Pastry Pride) before covering with fondant or stars. I don't work with neither buttercream nor fondant, only Pastry Pride. So I would say piping the stars would be easiest since it's similar to doing them with PP.

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