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Yes, you will need a board under your ball.  You'll need dowels in your cake to support your ball and you will need to do a center dowel through the ball and the cake.  Hope that helps.
Don't freeze the cake.  Roll out your fondant to the size you want to place around the cake and freeze it for a few minutes.  Since it's humid there you'll have to work quickly.  Once it's on the cake you may have to let the moisture dissipate before decorating it further.  You can also use modeling chocolate instead of fondant.  If you use modeling chocolate you won't have to freeze it as it will hold it's shape while you place it around the cake.   It's humid here in...
Anytime I need to wrap fondant around a cake, I freeze it so that's it's easier to work with.
I know this is years later but it may help someone else.  I have made the soccer ball cake and torted and fill.  I place a cake board in the center and dowel for support.  I also cut the bottom so that it sits flat.  I only fill it with preserves.  I hope this helps.
oops I meant I added Tylose to make gum paste.  You don't have to add the tylose if you're laying it flat on the cupcake.
I'm not sure if your questions was answered Sweetgarden.  What I have done is rolled out some fondant with gum paste and cut out disks using a circle cutter.  Let them dry, and then add your edible logo image to the disk.  Place on your cupcake and you won't have soggy logo's.
I don't ask for their budget but I state what my prices "start" at.  If in their description it seems like a small cake then what I say is "I'd be happy to do your cake and I am available for your date.  My cakes start at $150.00 and $4.50 per serving.  Prices increase from there depending on design and flavors chosen".  This way they can determine if you're in their price range.
Hi Rosie2,     If you can get through all of the paper work for the cottage law this would be the least expensive way to go and figure out if you want to pursue this on a more serious level.  The cost for a health permit (in King County) is about $600.00 for renting  commercial kitchen and then there's the cost of the kitchen.  I also have liability insurance which I will keep regardless of which way I go.   I participated in a bridal show at a local venue recently...
I've been working on my ingredient labels and recipes...this is such a daunting task.  I've been working on it for a couple of months now...there's just so many varibles with cakes.  I've been renting a commercial kitchen and getting licensed was soooo easy although it's a more expensive way to go.   I just wish it wasn't so complicated!
I just about fell out of my chair when I saw her price for that very detailed cake was only $75.00!!!  I can't wait to see her response on the price you quoted her 
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