I was asked to make a birthday cake for a girl at work who played basketball for University of North FL. I looked here for ideas and found alanahodgson's cake. We fell in love with it and decided that would be the design. Box was 2 1/2 8" squares torted into 5 layers then the Wilton soccer ball pan (took me 2 tries to get the baking right in that thing!), Michele's white chocolate fondant, vanilla cake with fruit punch concentrate for the liquid.. yummy. Gumpaste lid and accents. Ball was textured with plastic craft canvas (another trick I read here in a forum). Thank you everyone here for all your help, tps, tricks, and ideas!