I saw this cake on Cake Wrecks' Sunday Sweets and I fell in love with the top tier...the upside down umbrella:
My question is, what are your thoughts on how to execute it? My guess is to use half of the sports ball pan for the cake, and a fondant covered dowel for the handle. But where I am stuck is how to get the fondant to stay upright over the edge of the cake...and ideas? Thanks!
I agree with the half ball pan for the cake. Turn the ball so that the flat side is down, elevate it, and drape a fondant/gumpaste mix over it. Cut to shape, let dry, turn back over?
Just my guess
AHere's the link to one done using a bowl for the pan, and a vase/jar to hold it while the fondant dried. www.cutest-baby-shower-ideas.com/umbrella-cake-for-a-baby-shower.html HTH
AAbsolutely an adorable cake
AndreasCakes - Good idea, thanks!
Omas Cakes - Thanks for the link!
AYou're welcome, post pictures if you decide to make it please!