This cake was for my basketball team’s end of the year party (I was their coach). This was my first round carved cake. I baked two 10 in rounds and one 9 in round, stacked and filled with ganache, then carved. The bottom half is styrofoam; I didn’t need that much cake (they only ended up eating half of it) and I really didn’t want to figure out how to carve a complete sphere. I covered the cake in ganache and then covered the entire thing in one piece of fondant. Covering it in one piece of fondant was actually easier that I thought it would be. I then used tip #3 to add all of the texture for the cake. It took me a while but I’m fairly pleased with the results. One of the dad’s even thought it was a real ball that was sitting on the dining room table, which pretty much made my night.
I also made sugar cookies for the party; I uploaded a picture of my cookie along with the ball.