I have trouble with that also but sometimes like with my purse, shoes, tractor cakes, I had to cut pieces to match instead of using all one piece. Maybe someone else will jump in and give you more advice, good luck
Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
Sometimes you have to piece it on and when I have to do that, I try to "caulk" the seams with royal icing and then cover up with design if possible. Also I try to make sure seams are in the back although I did a dog cake and the seam is quite visible in the front, which was a major mistake.
Most definitely chill the cake, and I find that it's a little bit of playing. Talking about the ball shape here, where it's about to wrinkle up you pull it back away and smooth it out. I roll my fondant thicker and larger than to just cover the cake. So I have excess to play with, then cut away the rest. I am sure that there is a more pro method but this is how it works for me.
Thanks! No pound cake. If I dont have to I dont use pound cake. I dont like it. Its a regular white cake I baked in the Wilton ball pan. Cooled it off in the fridge after BC icing and rolled my fondant thick. Its not hard when your perfect ball shape is already given!