Ball Pan Tips

Baking By EnglishCakeLady Updated 4 Jun 2011 , 2:34am by mimi1218

EnglishCakeLady Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:25pm
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I need to make a volleyball cake and plan to buy a ball pan. Looking in the gallery of other ball cakes, it looks as though this is a particularly difficult cake to pull off. Does anyone have any tips for getting a good finish? I plan to use fondant and put the cake on perhaps a 9" round tier.

Thanks!

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auntiecake Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:48pm
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use a dense cake so the bottom wont flatten

EnglishCakeLady Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 12:09am
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Aaaah! Top tip! Like a pound cake? What sort of recipe should I be looking for?

auntiecake Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 2:18am
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yes a pound cake would be good-WASC might be ok but I haven't tried it with this pan

mimi1218 Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 2:34am
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I did a bowling ball cake and used the chocolate version of wasc cake. That held its shape very well. Getting the fondant smooth at the bottom was a whole other can of worms.

Good Luck!

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