I have to do a sheet cake with a golf ball on top of the cake. How do you do this? Do I just use the ball pan and make 2 of them and then put them together? and then if so do i need to put a dowel thru the 2 balls to keep them together? and should I put another dowel thru the entire ball into the sheet cake? thanks for helping
Here is how I did my golf ball cake. (you can see it in my pics)
I just make a small 9 x 9" square as grass, which would be like your sheet cake. I used the Wilton ball pan to make the golf ball part - which bakes in 2 half spheres.
You'll need to slice the top off of one of your half spheres so that there is a flat spot for you to rest it on your sheet cake. I cut out a little circle cakeboard that matched the flat spot and put a hole in the middle. I doweled (with 4 pieces of a plastic straw - didn't need major support but I wanted to use something) under the small cakeboard circle and then I put a dowel (I used a wooden shish kabob stick) through the hole in the middle and into the "grass" base cake. I cut it so that enough was sticking out the top to be tall enough to go completely through the lower sphere of the golf ball but not quite through the top half. Then I plopped on the half sphere that I had leveled of so that it sat flat on the small cake plate, added a filling of BC, and then put the top half of the golf ball on top.
Long story short, I doweled under the small cakeboard that the golf ball rests on and then did have a dowel through the golf ball and into the grass (but just not long enough to stick out the top).
I frosted it all after it was stacked. I did the golf ball first, did grass while is crusted, then took the end of a glass candy thermometer and made the dimples on the ball.
Hope that helps! Remember to post your pictures.
I have one in my photos. I used the mini ball pan, glued them together with frosting, and then did one dowel through the center and through the cake below.
Do you have the Wilton Sports Ball pan (it is 2 half ball pans)? It is specifically made to make 3-D balls. The other ball pan is designed to do half a ball. If you make 2 of them and put them together it will be a little "off". Cut some off the bottom of the bottom cake, so it will sit flat on your sheet cake without rolling! Put in your filling and put the top half of the ball on. Push a dowel through the entire ball and sheet cake, right down to the board. Obviously the dowel has to be a little shorter, so that it does not stick out the top! Decorate it (there are instructions with the Sports Ball pan on how to do many different balls, golf ball included), and you're done! HTH.
thank you so much everyone