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How do I make/mold/color balls for a pool table cake??

post #1 of 11
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I have the table downpat. No problem. But making the balls the right size and perfectly round and the right colors has me scared to death!! Any ideas or advice out there??

Thanks!
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post #2 of 11
I saw here on Cake Central where somebody used large gumballs. I've made the pool ball cupcakes, but I just used regular cupcakes. Maybe you could use mini cupcakes and just round of the top with extra frosting...or maybe use cake balls.
post #3 of 11
unless you are making every thing to scale, I don't know if the size really matters, close would count, and unless you have to have everything edible, I would go with covering styrofoam balls with fondant. Even then getting them perfectly round is a problem. I would look into colored fondant, Wiltons has it I believe, others must also. Remember you are creating an illusion,
it is great to make it perfect, but perfect is not always possible.
post #4 of 11
Have you tried doing a search in the gallery? You can get a lot of ideas by doing that.
post #5 of 11
You can look at the christmas ornament tutorial & it helps & could be used. I found plastic ornaments at Hobby Lobby (they were in the back w/ wood stuff) and I used chocolate. They had various sizes & they could be "glued" together or you could use cupcakes & use them as a topper (more "cake" to eat). If not, I would go w/ the foam balls & cover in fondant.
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post #6 of 11
I would use either cup cakes...just cut bottom of and use round top...or get one of those pans where you make the round pancakes with filling and use that.
or get a tennis ball, cut in 1/2...put saran wrap in it...and crumble some cake into the shape to form a ball. GOOD LUCK.
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post #7 of 11
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Thanks everyone!! You have really been a great help!! I did a gallery search twice! First for pool tables then for billiard tables and the search found nothing. I really like the cake ball idea!
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by lizardlady

Thanks everyone!! You have really been a great help!! I did a gallery search twice! First for pool tables then for billiard tables and the search found nothing. I really like the cake ball idea!



You may want to check these out:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&meta=search&type=full&search=pool+ball
post #9 of 11

hi guys just got an order to do a pool table cake...never did one before so i need all the help possible lol...does anyone have any suggestions thank in advance

post #10 of 11
My sister's hubby had a pool table groom's cake, and she actually just bought unfinished wooden balls at Hobby Lobby and painted them. They weren't edible, obviously, but they were quick and easy, and perfectly even, round, and consistent.
post #11 of 11

You want to search for "ball candy moulds".  They will give you the smooth finish that a pool ball has.  Many sizes sold on ebay.

 

Make shells from candy melts to avoid fussing with colour.  You can then fill them up with cake ball mix and stick two together.

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