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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?

post #2 of 21
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Also when doing the dimples on the basketball instead of making each one could I use rice krispie treats and roll it out flat then lay it over top of the ball?

post #3 of 21
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I'll answer my own question if anyone cares. I tried smashing the krispies just to get me the texture but it was a no go. Looks like I'll be doing each dimple by hand. Good news I carved a ball pretty good! Any info would be greatly appreciated!!!

post #4 of 21

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.
 

post #5 of 21

Type.......ball texture in fondant cake central......into google and some relevant threads show up, maybe you can find some ideas there.

post #6 of 21
I don't know if this will help you or not, but when I made a basketball cake I got the texture by using a circular piece of plastic canvas (for needlepoint) from the craft store. It was super cheap and super easy. I textured the ball after I covered it in fondant. There is a picture of it in my gallery. It's also my avatar pic. Good luck!
post #7 of 21
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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! 

post #8 of 21

I used the non skid shelf liner to make the dimples on a BB. Worked out great!! Good luck!
 

post #9 of 21
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I was trying to find different sized of alphabet cutters and I'm not really having much luck on it. Do the make multiple sizes of letters in cutters. I need like a 1/2 in set and a 1 inch set of cutters. 

post #10 of 21

got amazon?  icon_biggrin.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=letter+cutters

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post #11 of 21

and yes the piece will last for a few weeks or longer even

 

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post #12 of 21
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Here we go...The cake has to be done tmrw! I'm down to carving the basketball and laying the fondant on.

 

 

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post #13 of 21

wow those are very good

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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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post #15 of 21

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. 

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