Is This Possible?

Decorating By mudderteresa Updated 9 Jul 2011 , 3:53am by aundrea

mudderteresa Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 11:08pm
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this little girl wants the sports ball pan with zebra stripes on it. i hate using
fondant but i will for the stripes so is it possible to get the buttercream smooth on a ball for the background?how do I? i truly need help!

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aundrea Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 11:29pm
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ive made the sport ball using buttercreme and its fine. i actually think its easier to use buttercreme than fondant on the round balls.
i held the ball in one hand and use the other to cover it. it was very easy.
for some reason i cant post the pic here, but go into my pics and look at the photo that has 4 cakes together.first pic on second line, its hard to see the baseball until you click on the photo- you will see the baseball/baseball bat.
the 'B' on top was done in fondant.
HTH

mudderteresa Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 12:36am
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oh look at that its great!i'm so glad you replied to me you make me feel so much better about doing this! so do you use just an angles spatula to do it? do you use the paper towel method? i love this your so talented you made my dayicon_smile.gif

aundrea Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 12:56am
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your welcome!!
i used an angle (offset) spatula. i kinda put alot on at first because i knew i would be scraping alot off.
i orginally was going to do fondant but i have such a hard time doing fondant on the round balls.
i didnt care about cleaning up the bottom of the ball because it wouldnt show. and thats where my left hand was holding the ball (im right handed)
i didnt use the viva paper towel method because i would mess up the buttercream.
i used a hot knife to smooth the buttercream.
good luck! i would love to see your finish cake-let me know when its done.
im sure it will turn out great.
***also i read in my comments about the cake, and was complaining it was a pain referring to trying to cover it on my cake board-once i figured out to hold it in my hand it was much easier. live and learn! haha

mudderteresa Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 2:27am
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thanks your awesome!

aundrea Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:53am
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dont forget to share your pic. i love seeing everyone cakes.
im strange like that........i even enjoy seeing people vacation pictures.
best of luck to you

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