I am making a soccer ball cake and placing it on top of a sheet cake. The problem I am having is the soccer ball is chocolate w/ganache filling and the finished product is extremely heavy. I can't imagine resting it on top of a 14x9 sheet cake without it sinking thru the cake. I don't think the sheet cake is tall enough to support the soccer ball. But maybe I'm wrong. Will straws/dowels placed in the sheet cake be enough support? I am open for any suggestions as I see a cake disaster in the making! Thank You!!
Place the Ball on a small board and dowel or use straws. I have done it before. Is it a 2 layer sheet caker or just the one? I don't think that would really matter though but maybe someone else has a different opinion.
Will straws/dowels placed in the sheet cake be enough support?
It will as long as you also use a cake board under the soccer ball. I'd also use a center dowel or a few skewers to prevent the ball from rolling off.
My sheet cake is only one cake torted and filled. The ball is already on a cardboard round but I just couldn't believe how heavy it turned out to be.
So if I support it w/several straws you think I will be okay?
Ashlyj, it's HEAVY. Err on the side of caution and use dowels, not straws. CWR41 had it right; send another dowel through the middle of the ball and into the sheet cake to avoid 'rollage'.