Someone Please Help Me!!!!!! Can't Make Round Ball Cake..

Decorating By crazybus Updated 6 Jul 2011 , 4:47pm by proudmommaof3

crazybus Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 2:21pm
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Hi...

I told my brother I would make a basketball cake (from the ball pan by Wilton). I tried making it for my son's smash cake....and did everything normal, but when I added the fondant, it turned more dome like, than round.

How can I prevent the ball from turning flat on the bottom? I am supposed to raise the ball on a plastic tube....

I was thinking to trim a little of the bottom off, and put a board for it to sit on the tube....but I am not sure how to prevent the weight of the cake from collapsing!

ANY HELP FROM ANYONE IS MUCH APPRECIATED!

Thanks

3 replies
suuz0808 Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 2:37pm
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Make sure you chill teh cake well before covering in buttercream, then chill again before covering in fondant.
It also helps to use a more sturdy (?) cake, and do not overfill with filling.
Good luck icon_smile.gif

natou Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 2:40pm
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everytime i made the ball cake, yes i sat it on a small piece or cardboard and supported it with plastic dowel but i also use a pound cake batter, so the ball stays firmer and do not collapse, keeps more its shape. hope this helps you!

proudmommaof3 Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 4:47pm
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I just made that cake and if you read the instruction manual, it does say to make a sturdier cake. It gives you the recipe on the paper. Good Luck!

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