Ice Sports Ball and Soccer Ball cakes smooth; position on foil-wrapped double-thick board with cake edges touching. Tint 20 oz. fondant red, 3 oz. each blue and black, 2 oz. green, 1 oz. violet; reserve 1 1/2 oz. white. Roll white into a 4 1/2 in. long log and position in space between head and body. For earmuffs, roll two 1 1/2 in. balls of blue; flatten on side and position. Roll a 9 x 1/4 in. black log, curve and position for earmuff band. Roll a 6 in. violet log; cut 2 in. arms and 1 in. legs and position.
Roll out red fondant 1/4 in. thick. Cut mitten and boot using cutters from set; reverse cutters and repeat for opposite side, then position. For scarf, roll out red 1/8 in. thick; cut 1 in. wide strips 6, 6 1/2 and 3 in. long. Curve 6 1/2 and 3 in. strips and position for tails; position 6 in. strip around neck. Roll out green 1/8 in. thick and cut 1 in. squares; attach to scarf, 1 in. apart, with damp brush. Shape a 1 in. ball for nose, a 7/8 in. ball for mouth and 1/2 in. balls for eyes; position.
Shape and flatten 3/4 in. balls for buttons; position.
*Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown. Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.
Rated 5 out of
Love snowmen anyways. I ended up making 4 of these cakes. Posted the first pic on facebook and other orders soon followed. Even made it a snowwoman. So cute. Hardest part was making the icing smooth on ball shaped cakes.
Date published: 2011-02-28
Rated 4 out of
This is a very cute cake and not too difficult to make.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of
For my cake, I used all 3 sizes of ball pans: mini, sports, and soccer. Instead of laying flat, I stacked the cakes to make it 3D, using hollow plastic tubes to support the cake. One tube went through the lower 2 balls and into a hole I cut into foam board. I then used skewers to hold on the top ball for the head. Since I wasn't sure if I could get fondant to lay smooth, I frosted with buttercream and added lots of swirls so I didn't have to worry about it being smooth. Candies were used for eyes, mouth and buttons, and a real baby carrot for nose. For arms, we used actual sticks and wrapped the ends going into the cake with plastic wrap. I skipped the legs. Black construction paper was used to make a hat and placed on his head at an angle. I finished by adding a pink heart and sprinkled cake and board with clear edible glitter. It turned out cute. We didn't cut into the bottom ball at the party, so made it into a snowman face and put the hat on it and served at Church the next day! It was just as cute and super easy!! So, you have lots of possibilities. Also, in real life, snowmen are rarely perfect, so if you have bumps and lumps and maybe a few crumbs, it's looks totally natural!!!