I Just got my 1st cake order kinda excited about it. Its for a basketball with the maryland terps logo on it. My question is on the logo would it look rite if I build it up color by color and then cut out on top f the ball and laid it in that spot. not sure if that makes sense or not. I was planning on using fondant or candy shts to cut out the logo design. Will that work?
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I can't help with the fondant question but when I do a buttercream ball if I take a cheap paper towel that has little bumps on it, I can press it onto the crusted buttercream and make a good ball texture. That probably wouldn't be stiff enough to press into fondant but maybe you can experiment with some kitchen utensils to get a good texture. If I recall someone mentioned using a strainer.
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Thank you for your suggestions. Your bball looks awesome Carla! I also found a post to use a meat tenderizer to get the dimples. I'll be sure to pust my pic of the cake next week. I'm going to be practicing doing the logo this week. How long will the fondant or gumpaste last once its out in air? If I get one cut out this week will it last until next friday? Thank you again!
So, I'm done. I carved last night and put crumb cut on this morning and put fondant on ride away...Should I have left it sit for a while? seemed likethe fondant slid when I was smoothing it. Kinda bummed but I guess I'll put it in for a learning curve. Also I tried the cross stitch material to get dimbles and It didn't look good soI smoothed it out. Also after covering the cake with fondant where should I store it. I left it sit out.
I also had to make a box since the size was odd. I glued wax paper to the inside of the cardboard to try to keep the cake from drying and to keep the cardboard smell off of the cake.
Thank you for your info!!!!!!!! and help!!!!!!!!!!!
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It turned out great. I love the Maryland flag. I don't work with fondant so can't help with some of your questions but from my time on CC it is fine to leave it out of the frig overnight if it doesn't have a perishable filling or icing. And the fondant seals it so it doesn't dry out so there isn't a need to cover it to keep it moist. I think fondant can stretch a little so you have to trim it at the bottom, then maybe retrim. Did you get the plastic needlepoint stuff or cross stitch fabric for the imprint? And I don't think you need to cover the inside of the box with wax paper, ,although that was some good thinking on your part. I just haven't read anyone else doing that so my guess is that the smell transfer isn't a concern.