Wednesday, July 18, 2012

3D Soccer Ball Cake Tutorial by Liz Huber @ Cakery Creation Palm Coast/St. Augustine, Daytona beach cakes

3D Soccer Ball Cake:
Here are my 2 halves filled and ready for a coat of buttercream. Coat the cake with a layer of butter cream and then place cake in the icebox to chill a little. While your cake is chilling start your cake board.

Cover the cake board with green fondant. Next roll a log shaped green fondant piece and attach it to the covered cake board in a circular shape like in the picture.Attach this piece with edible glue. This is where the ball cake will rest and stay in place.

Next you can use either of these tools to give a grass effect. If you use the tip lightly prick the fondant surface of your cake board then flicking in an upward motion. If you use the brush then lightly press it into the fondant rolling over the whole surface.

This what your cake board should look like after adding the desired grass effect.
I airbrushed mine a little with a darker green but you don't have to.

Now place your chilled soccer ball into the dwelling on top of the cake board. This will keep your ball from moving.

Moving on to decorating the soccer ball.
I didnt want to make a template and hand cut all the hexagons & pentagons so I had design custom cutters for me. We calculated the exact size I needed for this specific sphere. These cutters were a huge time saver.

Next you are going to use black and white fondant.  Start cutting your pieces out. I only cut out 1 black and 5 white at a time. I placed a black pentagon and then 5 white hexagons around the black. Add stitch marks around each piece. Start your pattern on the front side of the cake.

Here is another look at the pattern.
It's like a puzzle. Just keep adding the black with white around the whole ball. Now use a moist cloth and lightly dust off any powdered sugar on the surface of your cake.
The name plate on the cake board was cut with a pizza cutter. I used alphabet stamps to imprint the name then brushed on a little green edible paint over each letter.
There you go! Enjoy! 
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  1. Thank you for this tutorial, it's really useful! Just a quick question though - if I were to buy cutters for this size ball, what size am I looking for roughly?? Obviously you had yours made, but a rough idea would be really helpful! Thanks!

  2. Oh dear cant get the pictures, any reason you think?