Mikel79 Posted 22 Jul 2012 , 8:33pm
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Hi fellow cakers!

Can I get your help?

I made a baby rattle this weekend and used Styrofoam balls to make it with. I had a really hard time covering the balls in fondant.

Can I get some helpful tips on how to successfully cover a styro. ball in fondant?


Thanks!

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Mikel79 Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 9:44am
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doramoreno62 Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 8:14pm
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If you couldn't get the fondant to stick to the ball, I would brush some water or piping gel in the inside to make it stick.

jgifford Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 12:36am
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Unless you're making a giant rattle, I wouldn't even attempt fondant - except for poured fondant. If you're attempting cake pop-sized spheres, covering them with regular fondant is going to be next to impossible. Dip them like cake pops and you'll have better luck with them. HTH

Mikel79 Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 1:28am
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Originally Posted by jgifford

Unless you're making a giant rattle, I wouldn't even attempt fondant - except for poured fondant. If you're attempting cake pop-sized spheres, covering them with regular fondant is going to be next to impossible. Dip them like cake pops and you'll have better luck with them. HTH




That is a good idea!

My problem was not the fondant sticking to the ball, but actually just covering it.

cakecraving Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 1:19pm
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To cover any round item such as a ball or rattle is hard. Is the rattle small or large?
If it is the size of a cake ball then dipping it would work or continue to play with the fondant covered rattle in your hands until it is smooth (thicker fondant is better to make up for stretching & smoothing).
If it is large like the size of a ball pan. Then I cut a small circle out of cake board and attach it to the bottom so I have a flat surfice to work with. Then cover like a normal cake (try to cover like a normal cake). Hope this helps

Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 1:44pm
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You can also try molding out of modeling clay.

Mikel79 Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 3:43pm
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I appreciate the feedback! The rattle is small. The first ball is about 2" in diameter the other about 1". I cut the balls in half and then covered them. This seems to help. I am going to try it again. icon_wink.gif

jgifford Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 6:12pm
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I recently made baby rattles for display using 1" styrofoam balls. I dipped them in melted almond bark just like regular cake pops. I did have to dip them twice - the almond bark filled in all the little hole in the styrofoam so they had little divots all over them after the first dipping. Then I decorated them and they worked out fine.

Mikel79 Posted 24 Jul 2012 , 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by jgifford

I recently made baby rattles for display using 1" styrofoam balls. I dipped them in melted almond bark just like regular cake pops. I did have to dip them twice - the almond bark filled in all the little hole in the styrofoam so they had little divots all over them after the first dipping. Then I decorated them and they worked out fine.




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