snelson24 Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 4:02am
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AI just accomplished my first cake for my daughters 2ND bday. 4 days later I have had 2 people request cakes :-) I need a cake for a hs boy and was going to do a basketball theme cake. The party is going to have 70 guests so I going to make a cake than cupcakes. I was wondering if anyone had used the Wilton ball pan? It says it's only 6 in. In diameter but I was thinking that's far from a life size ball. Any tips would be appreciated

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melanie-1221 Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 4:21am
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For a larger ball cake I make 2 of the wilton Soccer Ball pan cakes. It's quite a bit larger than the sport ball pan.

Dani1081 Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 4:31am
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I've made this cake a couple of times - I used the Wilton sports ball pan for the basketball, but the basket itself is actually a "double barrel" cake - two 9" round tiers stacked and then covered in fondant.  It made quite a few servings of cake. 

Dani1081 Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 4:32am
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sorry - it would help to link to the picture:

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2059366/a/2060366/

snelson24 Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 4:41am
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AWas the basketball much smaller in size than a real ball? Im having a hard time imagining how big the cake will be. Im aiming to do a ball and than have it sit on squares to have it look like the backboard of a hoop if that makes sense. than also make a Jersey cake in his school colors ,lol hope I have room in my fridge

texascakebaker Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 4:59am
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Originally Posted by snelson24 

Was the basketball much smaller in size than a real ball? Im having a hard time imagining how big the cake will be. Im aiming to do a ball and than have it sit on squares to have it look like the backboard of a hoop if that makes sense. than also make a Jersey cake in his school colors ,lol hope I have room in my fridge

 

The ball pan is going to give you a ball that's smaller than an actual basketball, if that helps! Like you mentioned, the ball pan is a 6 in diameter whereas a regular men's basketball has a diameter of about 9.5inches.  As to the amount of cake, the ball pan takes a whole five cups of batter, so it just depends on what your idea of serving size is and whether you go by the Wilton serving size chart.

n8rd Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 8:12am
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AIm about to finish my basketball cake. I'm using the 2 round 9in pans and 1 6in and stacking them. after that I freeze and carved. u did a practice run last week since im a rookie and it turned out good. hoped that helped.

yortma Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 2:20pm
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I made this a number of years ago, and had the same situation.  I needed a basketball cake for a large group.  I used the Wilton sport ball pan for the BB and stacked rounds underneath carved to represent the net. Another idea to add to the great ones above!

 

 

 

 

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