I've been asked to do a baby shower cake for this weekend. Customer wants the baby butt coming out of the blanket style cake. I don't have the sports ball pan so I'm researching them. I see Wilton has a "sports ball" pan which is 6" in diameter and the "soccer ball" pan which is 8". Which would you recommend? I'll be placing it on a 12" round.
Thanks, I appreciate it!
When I did a baby butt cake I didn't have the sports ball cake pan either, so I just baked four 8" round cakes and torted and stacked three of them to about 6-7" high and carved them down for the round shape. Then I sliced up the extra cake for the legs and made the feet out of rice krispies treats covered in fondant.
I did not use a ball pan either. I baked several 6 inch rounds, stacked, put in freezer to harden, then carved. Having the ball does not give you a special advantage, since baby bottoms are not exactly round like a ball. If you look at a picture of a sleeping baby, their bottom protrudes and there is a slight slope along their back. I wanted to get this effect.
My baby bottom was placed on a 10 inch round cake.