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Topic: Christmas cakes
Tracey1970 11/07/2011 8:19 PM
These are my take on ornaments for Christmas.
cakedujour 11/07/2011 8:43 PM
Wonderful job on wrapping the ball in fondant. I like the peanut butter cup for the top of the ornament.
whoknew? 11/07/2011 11:35 PM
Perfection. May I ask how you achieved that perfection?
emmer_d 11/08/2011 9:10 AM
Excellent job!!!

I'd love to know too how difficult it is to cover a ball with fondant.

What kind of fondant did you use?

Spooky_789 11/08/2011 9:31 AM
That looks great! I tell you, with some many awesome ideas, it is hard to pare it down for what I actually want to make. Too bad our Christmas meal can't be just desserts!
diamondgirl 11/09/2011 4:44 PM
auntpay 11/10/2011 6:55 PM
It's beautiful! Is is the sports ball pan or bigger?
sweetgrandma 11/12/2011 6:38 PM
vallu 11/13/2011 12:34 PM
preetscake 11/15/2011 2:23 PM
Flawless and Beautiful!
Yes,I too would like to know how you covered that cake so well!Thanks!
Miss LJH 11/21/2011 2:52 PM
Can't get over how amazing this ornament is . . . beautiful!
Tracey1970 07/10/2012 8:44 PM
Sorry - I have not been on here for a very long time. There's no trick here. I use Duff fondant (40% off at Michael's) which is the same as fondarific fondant. I bake the cake in the sports ball pan, shave a small bit off one of the halves so it will sit flat, fill the cake, and put the halves together. I roll out the fondant about 1/4" thick and just slowly smooth it over the ball, using a pizza cutter to gradually trim off the excess fondant at the bottom and then I use my clean icing spatula tip to gently tuck the fondant edges up under the cake to hide them. I use a wrapped peanut butter or caramel chocolate cup for the hook holder, and just use a hardware store mug hook in that. I am careful to tell the recipients NOT to eat the chocolate since it's had a metal hook screwed into it. I also have a few snowflake cutters that I use to make the snowflakes you see around the sides. Nothing tricky ...
BooBear 07/11/2012 9:05 PM
Nothing tricky..but oh so lovely!!!! I will have to keep this in mind for Christmas.
PattyDif 07/12/2012 9:11 AM
Wow, so pretty! I haven't started using fondant yet but this makes me want to!