slimkim Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 2:26pm
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Can someone tell me whats the best thing to use to create the realistic texture of a football?? Thanks in advance for any ideas!!!!

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fruitsnack Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 3:45pm
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I bought a small piece of plastic canvas at Hobby Lobby and just pressed that into the frosting - I use a crusting buttercream, but I'm sure it would work on fondant as well.

Good luck!

icer101 Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 6:46pm
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I use a real cheap paper towel , that has close to that texture of the ball in it. Crusting b/c and it works great. Dollar store, some where like that has it , I think grocery stores also has it. hth

rsquared02 Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 6:47pm
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I used a paper towel that had the little dots in it instead of my usual Viva and smoothed the cake with it like I usually do for smooth sides! I got a lot of comments about how realistic it looked.

Jenise Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 8:58pm
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Like the above, I used a paper towel with the dots and my grandson who plays football loved how real it looked!!!

Leauna Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 9:30pm
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This:

http://www.decopac.com/resources/PDFs/NFL_2011/NFL_FondantFootball.pdf

There is a video on it here too. Super Bowl Fondant Football:
http://www.decopac.com/videos.html

Susan_cakes Posted 13 Sep 2012 , 9:48pm
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I found some football textured paper in the scrapbooking section at Michaels.

WickedGoodies Posted 14 Sep 2012 , 4:26am
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It's very tedious but you can press a small round piping tip into the fondant finish to get that nubbin look like you see on footballs and basketballs.

Jeannem Posted 15 Sep 2012 , 5:05pm
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I too use a piece of plastic cross stitch backing to make the texture.
My local pizza delivery company also puts a piece of plastic mesh under the pizza, so I use that also.

slimkim Posted 26 Sep 2012 , 9:33pm

Thank you for all the advice!!!! Love this forum!!

coke Posted 19 Oct 2012 , 11:13pm

I pressed crusted buttercream with lg weave sheifliner - turned out great!

ccynd Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 3:02am

That was a perfect demonstration!! Thanks!!

icer101 Posted 3 Dec 2012 , 3:44am

Thanks for the link. We learn something new every day , don,t we. I love Cake Central!!!!!

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