Soccer Ball Looks Sloppy!

Decorating By Bethives Updated 23 Aug 2013 , 5:52pm by bct806

Bethives Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 8:15pm
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So my cake was going so well until I stepped back and it looks to have sunk, and just doesn't look 'clean' 

-Looks as if the ball has a puncture! 


Any help or advice on how to clean it up? 
Would I have to make another cake or is it save-able, by just maybe re-doing the fondant? 


It's going to have a scarf wrapped around the bottom, the client has asked for this;



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bct806 Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 8:22pm
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Maybe try redoing the ones at the bottom? The ones on the top look great but it looks a little bumpy at the bottom. Like places where the buttercream has an air pocket or you put your finger. The scarf will cover some of it

Bethives Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 8:29pm
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Yes, I believe that's where the boom tier had been sinking icon_sad.gif!  
I was thinking should I take all the fondant off and re do a layer of buttercream? gain a bit of the shape back? as some of the hexagons and pentagons seem to have gotten a little squished whilst it sunk?

ddaigle Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 8:36pm
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You shouldn't have to redo the cake...but I think you need to peel off the fondant and start over as it looks like the white is all one piece?  Then you put the blue pieces over it?  I just don' t know if you can smooth that out.  


Before applying fondant, your base cake must be flawless as imperfections will show through.  I'm not sure how you prepared your ball, but I always completely ice my cakes first...not just crumb coat, but completely ice, chill until cold and hard, then apply fondant.   Many people do it many different ways...that is my way.  Many people use ganache under the fondant, but I would get the customers approval first, so they are prepared for a ganache base under the fondant.   My customers want butter cream because they all peel off the fondant.   Round balls are very hard to cover.    I can only say to watch some you tubes for some pointers. 


The scarf is a great camouflage..but your bulging is above where the scarf will be. 


Good luck and let us know how it all turns out.

icer101 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 1:36am
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ddaigle  has given your GREAT advice.Also, look at the pic again, and try to place the blue pieces as shown on the cake. It iwll turn out good. Just take a deep breath, get in your mind what it should look like and go from there. I have done this in my life of decorating . Most of us have.GOOD LUCK!!

MBalaska Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 2:54am
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Boy, does your round Logo look great.

Bethives Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 5:09pm
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Here it it finished! Thanks for all the help! X

dawnybird Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by Bethives 

Here it it finished! Thanks for all the help! X

It turned out really nice!

JSKConfections Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:57pm
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It looks really good!! Good job!!

Bethives Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:58pm
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AThanks guys!

bct806 Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 5:52pm
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So much better! You did  great job. :)

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