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I REALLY want to make some christmas bauble cakes!!!

post #1 of 33
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Like these.....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupcakeenvy/3119105513/in/set-72157600491847114/
Actually this whole site is amazing, I love all her cakes!! Anyway, what do I need? Mini round pans??? Would it be possible to make these from two cupcakes stuck together, do you think?
And also, HOW do you go about covering a sphere of cake with fondant, where would the join be and how would you get it smooth? Is there a tutorial on this anywhere? I would love to make these as christmas presents............ icon_biggrin.gif
post #2 of 33
I want to do these too! I just bought the Wilton mini ball pan today. From what I've read you can do this two ways. You can stick half a sphere onto a cupcake or you can stick two half-spheres together for a ball shape. I plan on sticking together two halves from the wilton pan. We'll see. I'm going to practice this weekend and see how it turns out.
post #3 of 33
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ooooooh, I discovered that pan today too, I am going to have to get one a well! How exciting that you're trying this this weekend! If you get a chance, would you be able to come back and tell me how you get on?? Good luck!
post #4 of 33
That pic is of a cupcake with a mini-ball pan half on top. I have made a larger sized ornament out of the larger sized sports ball pan (it's in my photos), and I made a golf ball out of the same pan covered in fondant (in my photos). Covering a ball in fondant is the same as covering any cake in fondant = lots of gentle smoothing. Good luck!
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post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by jojo76

ooooooh, I discovered that pan today too, I am going to have to get one a well! How exciting that you're trying this this weekend! If you get a chance, would you be able to come back and tell me how you get on?? Good luck!



Yep, I'll let you know!
post #6 of 33
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ahaa thanks Tracey 1970 for shedding some light on how to do this, I love your blue ornament, very pretty! I didn't realise she'd used a cupcake for the bottom part, that sound a bit easier than trying to stick two round halves together...
confectionsofahousewife - i am waiting eagerly to hear how you get on! icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 33
Hi all, how big are the balls, and the mini ball pan is there only 1 or is it like a cupcake pan, i'm confused as usual lol.
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by ninatat

Hi all, how big are the balls, and the mini ball pan is there only 1 or is it like a cupcake pan, i'm confused as usual lol.



The mini ball pan has six half spheres that are about 3" in diameter. If you put two of the halves together, it should be about the size of a "regular" christmas ornament making it more realistic. Same if you put half a sphere on top of a cupcake. It looks like a regular ornament.
post #9 of 33
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So, if you made the kind where you put one spere on top of a normal cupcake, do you take the normal cupcake out of its case and level it, use buttercream to stick spere on the top, then sugarpaste over the whole thing? (Im confusing myself now as well lol!).
post #10 of 33
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spere?? I mean sphere, obviously!!
post #11 of 33
There's some help here:

http://cakecentral.com/articles/123/christmas-ornament-cupcakes

And here are the search results I got a while ago:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&meta=search&type=full&search=ornaments

I can't wait to give these a try either. Luckily I got my mini ball pan at US prices; here is Australia I couldn't find it for less than $49!

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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by jojo76

So, if you made the kind where you put one spere on top of a normal cupcake, do you take the normal cupcake out of its case and level it, use buttercream to stick spere on the top, then sugarpaste over the whole thing? (Im confusing myself now as well lol!).



I'm not sure. I would say level the cupcake as best you can and put buttercream on it. I would definitely leave the cupcake in its case so its easier to eat. Not sure if it would be best to cover the half sphere before or after you stick it onto the cupcake. Hmmm.... Trial and error I guess. I haven't gotten a chance to try these yet. I plan on baking them either tonite or tomorrow morning. I spent today making cookies instead!
post #13 of 33
Well, I baked in the Wilton mini-ball pan yesterday. I slightly overfilled so that I could trim to a flat half-sphere. I used BC as a filling, smushed two together, twisted a little to settle them together snugly, and then used Toba's "spackle" made with the trimmings and BC to fill the seam. They are chilling now but look pretty good. They are about 3" in diameter - a formidable single serving LOL. I'm going to try covering one in BC and another in white chocolate ganache to see which works better for me as a base for fondant. I tried poured fondant on one - that has possibilities if I can get the temperature of the cake and the thickness of the poured fondant worked out icon_rolleyes.gif , but this first one has a bad case of cellulite icon_lol.gif .
post #14 of 33
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SugarandSlice, thanks for the links, omg, some of those cakes are so beautiful, I hope I can do some half as good as those even!

So today I made a dummy cake, in this theme with baubles (is it just in the UK we call them this?) on the top. It's in my photos. I can see after looking at the link I need more practice!

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confectionsofahousewife I think cover with fondant before you stick it on and maybe put a band or other embelishment round to cover the join after?

Ibmoser,ooooh sounds exciting, think you should post some pics (especially of the cellulitey one
icon_lol.gif ) Let us know how you go on............
post #15 of 33
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what is Toba's spackle?
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