Ball Cake Help

Decorating By imanah Updated 6 Jul 2009 , 4:52am by Rylan

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imanah Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 7:17pm
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Hi guys, although a simple request I need advice. A customer wants me to make a beach ball for 30 people.

Although I have experience with the wilton ball it's size will not cut it.

Now I know I must thibk about how I am going to make & Put this cake together.

SHould I bake in a pyrex bowl or just carve the ball myself?

As far as support goes I figured the bottom half of the ball should be styrofoam.

Has anyone done this before?

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ybeal Posted 5 Jul 2009 , 7:27pm
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I used a large pyrex bowl to do a ball shape once, took awhile to cook but worked beautifully. If you're doing the whole ball, I'm not sure what to do, I'm not very good at the engineering side of cake making icon_redface.gif

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imanah Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 1:05am
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oh thats great....

I was concerned that pyrex was too shallow. I don't think I can make the entire ball out of cake due to the wright. There will have to be some styrofoam on the bottom for support.


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Win Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 1:17am
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I've seen Geoff (Ace of Cakes) use Styrofoam on the bottom half of a sphere, then carve the top half to match. You still have enough to feed 30, but the stability you need for a larger cake like you need.

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Rylan Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:52am
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I would use a styrofoam for the bottom half for support.

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