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How to Make a Christmas Baubles Cake

How to make a Christmas Baubles Cake 

by lanana

 

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Christmas Baubles Cake Already Stacked

 

 

 

 

Baked cakes

These are the cakes that I baked for these balls: For the small one I used the soccer ball pan from Wilton, For the bigger one (my mom gave me this Idea) I used a medium Pyrex bowl, just make sure is regular oven safe. Also (and this is important) make sure you put the same amount of batter before baking. I only have one bowl, So I baked one half cake first then the other half. I forgot to measure how many cups batter I used the first time. When I put the 2 halves together, thy did not match so the ball was mishaped. I solve this little problem by baking an extra 8" cake so I can place it in between two halves cakes.  

 

 

 

Filling and putting together

Before Filling the cakes, take one of the big half round cake (the one you baked in the Pyrex bowl) and slice the bottom part of the cake, about 2" thick (do not discard), this way more cake surface is actually touching the cake board. If you don't slice the cake button  before filling, this half round might break in pieces due to weight of cake itself. This actually happened to me (remember this is the first time I make this cake so it was a matter of trial and error). You can always use a regular round shape pan, but if you hate carving, then using this bowls cakes are great way to avoid so much mess. Most of the time, these Pyrex bowls are flat on the bottom. Now take the part you sliced before and place it on the very top of the other half round.   

 

 

 

 

 

Board

For the board, I used a 12"x12" wooden board. Since this cake would be traveling, extra support is a most. 1/8" PVC tube  (for drinkable water) and a female flange for placing the tube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First cake stacked

"Before filling your cakes, make sure to open a hole on  your cake boards"  The best way to proceed to any cake that represents a gravity issue for you and your piece of mind, should be covered in Chocolate ganache. It  holds everything together!!! and also gives you a better smooth looking cake. My big ball cake was misshapen, so I used some buttercream over the ganache to make it look rounder. When checking the shape of a cake, always step back and look at the cake just to make sure you can see is perfect.

 

 

 

 

Decoration

To decorate the big ball, I simply cut stripes of different sizes, I used some texture with my rolling pins ( I have a few, lucky me! a cake store was on sale)but you can find textures everywhere!!! just look around. I also used some pearls molds with different sizes.  I decided to decorate this big ball this way First : It looks really cool and Second: IT IS WAYYY EASIER this way,   Can you imagine to cover a cake this big, the traditional way??? Don't let any cake to scare you !!!! just find the way to be the  boss of your cakes !!! The small one was covered the regular way: roll your fondant, use some texture if possible, and then cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placing Decoration

Wet your cake so you can stick all stripes, and some pearls. I did this part just randomly, It was the funniest part!!

 

 

Smaller Ball

Now is  time for your smaller cake. I marked with a circle cutter, where I wanted the ornament hanger be placed. This will also  give you the mark where you want the pearls to start.This is basicaly  to give some movement to the ornament. I supposed to do the same with the large cake, but I forgot!!=(

 

 

 

More decoration

You can decorate your ornaments the way you like.Get Ideas from real ornaments!!  If you are using anything paint on gold, make sure to start with yellow fondant.

 

 

 

 

 

Prepare the highlight

For the highlight, or shimmer or luster duster, I combine rum and the the highlight, little by little until you get the right amount: not too liquid not too solid. 

 

 

 

Time for hand paint

The main idea of using yellow fondant when you need to paint in gold, is basically to use less paint, and if anything is not compleatly covered, only the yellow will be seen. When using silver luster, start with grey fondant.

 

Hanger

I decided to use this mold (that I loove) to make the piece for the hanger. I actually used both brooches: one on top of the other, place it where you previously  marked on the cake .Then paint with the highligh  luster, or shimmer etc.  

 

 

 

 

 

Brooches

Place the brooches on top.

 

Stack the cakes and add some accesories

I always have imperfections on my cakes, it is really difficult not to have any, But I use accesories to hide them: flowers, bows, etc

 

Hope You enjoy all this information, I am really glad I have the chance to share it with you , Don't forget to share it with others!!!

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Comments (19)

thank you! awesome tutorial! would love to know how you stacked the smaller ball on top? did you just use a cake board underneath and thread through tube with some hot choc as glue? or is there a trick to getting the balls to stay ?
beautiful!! Please let us know how you stacked them. and how is the second (green) ball being held on top of the first one? wish you had a picture for stacking the second ball.
Beautiful!! I also would like to know how you stacked the small one on top.
This is fabulous. Thank you.
i think this is just AMAZING!!! and thank you soo much for the tutorial:)
Amazing! You make it look so easy!
Beautiful and your instructions are so easy to follow. Thank you!
loving the cake board too :)
great instruction thanks
Sorry I haven't get your comments, I just found out you wrote. Thank you for all your nice words, that always encourage us to keep working hard to show others how we figure out some cakes. For the stacking: I used a PVC cutter (from hardware store, $12 or so) which cuts pipes like butter, to cut part of the pipe, it was too long and we did not wanted to mess up top cake. We have to measure where to cut so it can go through just half of the small cake. There are some small dowels inside bigger cake (I use balloon sticks, those you get when balloons are not blown with helium, from Hobby Lobby) Smaller cake should have a board of about 3", make sure to make a hole on the board, and cover the cake in fondant and then hide board. HTH
Thanks for sharing, lovely idea
Great cake I so want to do this but I have a question? What are the two smaller balls made of and what mold did you use for the leaves or flowers on the side. Thanks Tara
This is beautiful and very creative!
thanks for sharing cant wait to give it a try
Beautiful cake!!
So pretty. Love the colours
WOW!!!! So pretty....I must try!
This is beautiful!! I'm going to try it. Thank you . 
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