Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Golf Ball Cake

Over a week ago, while my girlfriend Kara was in town, she and I took a stab at a golf ball cake. She'd never used fondant and wanted to give it a try, and I deemed this the perfect opportunity to practice making a round ball cake for a cake I would be making the following week.
Note: I need to work on my instruction skills, considering I made Kara do all the work.

I have to admit that her ball turned out much better than mine. At least I liked hers better than mine.

This cake was for my uncle's 60th birthday party. I stacked a ball cake onto an 8" square cake. Everyone loved it, but honestly, it didn't live up to my expectations. Most notably the ball.

Kara's golf ball cake.
Chocolate fudge w/ buttercream filling/icing. Covered in mmf. Grass is also buttercream.

For Kara's cake, we stacked half a ball cake onto two 6" rounds and carved the cake at the bottom for a more ball-like appearance. It turned out really well. For my cake, I did not carve and in my opinion, the ball was too tall. I probably should have only used one 6" round. I also really struggled with the dimpling. It's very tedious dimpling fondant to get the the golf ball look, and I grew impatient. It shows and the cake suffered for it. The number/letting placement was a little askew too.

I guess hindsight is truly 20/20. If I had to do it all over again, I know exactly what I'd do differently. But it was presentable and so delish!

Bottom tier is butter cake w/ buttercream filling. Golf ball is vanilla w/ blackberry preserves. All covered and decorated w/ mmf.


gail said...

wow..nice cake

Megan said...

I would love to try this cake for fathers day. First, I'll start looking for the ball pan. Can you give me those hindsite tips? How did you dimple it? I think both cakes turned out wonderful. Your to hard on yourself!