Sports Ball Pan

This pan is perfect for any sports. Not only does it make a softball and a soccerball, but it makes any ball that is round - a bowling ball, a tennis ball, a basketball, and a beachball. These cakes are really simple as well, just time consuming as they are covered in stars!

 
 
 
The Softball
 
Materials:
1. cake - this pan takes one cake mix or one two-layer cake
2. A batch of frosting - about 3 cups
3. tip #3
4. tip #16
5. red food coloring/dye
6. tin foil
 
Time:
To bake - about 35 minutes but check the recipe
To decorate - about 2 hours. Beware the star technique is time consuming!
Total - about 3 hours
 
Decorate:
1. Bake and cool your cake
2. Prepare you frosting. Your frosting should be all medium consistency
3. Cut off a small portion of one of the halves so that you have a flat base on your cake
4. Assemble the two layer cake. For specific directions on this, go to the instructional videos page
5. Thinly frost the cake with frosting before you put on the stars (optional)
6. Dye about 1/4 cup of frosting red.
7. Use tip #3 to outline the seams of the baseball
8. Fill in the rest of the cake with stars using tip #16
 
Note: It is difficult to frost the bottom half of the cake because of the shape of the cake. I would recommend starting here first and working your way up. Remember, be patient!
 
  
The Soccer ball
 
Materials
1. cake - this pan takes one box mix or one two-layer cake
2. a batch of frosting - about 3 cups
3. tip #16
4. tip #3
5. food coloring/dye (for this cake I used blue and red, but you can make a traditional black and white soccer ball as well)
6. a hexagon and pentagon stencil (optional)
7. tin foil
 
Time:
To bake - about 35 minutes but check the recipe
To decorate - about 2 hours. Beware, the star technique is time consuming!
Total - about 3 hours
 
Decorate:
1. Bake and cool your cake
2. Prepare your frosting. All of your frosting should be in medium consistency
3. Cut off a small portion of one of the halves so that you have a flat base on your cake
4. Assemble a two layer cake - for specific instructions on how to do this visit the instructional videos page
5. Dye about 1/4 cup of the frosting blue and 1/3 cup of the frosting red OR dye about 1/2 cup of the frosting black
6. Thinly frost the cake with white frosting (optional)
7. Using tip #3, outline the shapes of the soccer ball. Start with a pentagon at the top center of the ball. Surround the pentagon with
    hexagons and then work your way down the cake. A stencil might be helpful during this tracing, however, I didn't use one. I found it too
    difficult to work with because it kept moving.
8. Determine what color each shape is going to be - which ones are going to be red, which ones are going to be white, and which ones
    are blue
9. Use tip #16 to fill in each shape with stars in the predetermined color
 
Note: Because of the shape of the cake, it is difficult to frost the bottom half of the cake. I would recommend starting at the bottom half of the cake and working your way up. Remember, be patient!
 
 
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