cakegal1195 Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 4:11pm
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Question: I want to make a volleyball out of cake (Wilton sports ball pan- about 6 inches around). I want a rice cereal hand to be sticking up from the cake and holding the ball. Would the ball cake safely sit on a tiny cake board (like 2 1/2 inches square) if I slice a tiny bit off the bottom or is there a better way?? Thanks!

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jgifford Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 4:38pm
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I put a ball on a 3" candle stick and it was fine icon_smile.gif

smurffy Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 4:41pm
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I haven't done too many ball cakes but I have done a few. I found that the weight of the cake itself will cause the bottom of the cake to sit flat (does that make sense?) I have never had to cut anything off the bottom to make the cake sit flat.
You could also think about attaching a dowel to the cake board and then setting the cake on the board. That should ensure that the cake will not roll away.

cakegal1195 Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 5:05pm
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am I understanding, the cake is not on its own cake board, just stick the ball of cake onto the support?

jgifford Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 5:09pm
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On top of a support, you're going to need a board so the support itself doesn't tear up the ball. You just won't need to cut any off the bottom to make it flat.

smurffy Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 5:48pm
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am I understanding, the cake is not on its own cake board, just stick the ball of cake onto the support?




No. I had my husband screw a wooden dowel to a wooden cake board. Then I put the dowel through the ball. That way the cake was on a cake board but there was no threat of the cake rolling away.

I have a picture of this at home if you need to see it. I will post it later if you still need clarification.

cakegal1195 Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 5:55pm
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smurffy, a picture would be great! I am a ditz icon_rolleyes.gif I think I've got the idea though; I assume your cake was fondant covered, to be picked up and threaded onto the dowel? mine will be, thankfully!

smurffy Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 10:56pm
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Here is a picture if the dowel attached to the cake board.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2195664

After speaking to my husband I realized I was mistaken. He actually drilled a hole in the board the same size as the thickness of the dowel I was using. After I covered the cake board he stuck the dowel through the paper into the hole in the cake board. He then used wood glue to secure the dowel in the board.

I actually stacked the cake on the dowel before covering it. That way I could make sure the cake didn't roll away on me while covering.

Make sure the dowel is slightly shorter then the height of your cake so that it doesn't poke through the top.

cakegal1195 Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 11:11pm
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thanks very much! I was wondering how you could get a screw in a dowel! But this makes perfect sense now; I wouldnt have tried the fondant while it was on the pole but now I think I will. icon_biggrin.gif

smurffy Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 11:23pm

Glad I could help, let me know if you have any more questions.

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