3D Sports Ball Cake

Learn how to make a full sphere 3D Sports Ball Cake!

Learn how to make a full sphere 3D Sports Ball Cake that is sure to please! Serdar will show you how to do the internal construction to ensure the ball doesn’t roll away or collapse. You will also learn how to make 5 different types of sports ball textures. A soccer ball, a golf ball, a basketball, a cricket ball and a tennis ball.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
3D Sports Ball Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains a blueprint of the soccer ball and internal construction as well as a guide and template for the soccer ball pattern.

About the Mould
Tools & Materials
Ingredients & Recipes
The Plan
Making the Chocolate Support
Layering the Cake
Assembling the Cake
Coating the Cake
Making the Soccer Ball Pattern
Placing the Soccer Ball Pattern
Other Types of Sports Balls
Making a Golf Ball
Making a Tennis Ball
Making a Basketball
Making a Cricket Ball
Adding a Sash to the Soccer Ball
Final Thoughts
Total Duration

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Set of Knives Shop Online
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Box Cutter Shop Online
Craft Knife Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Modelling Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Water Spray Bottle
Tracing Wheel
Basic Stationary
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Apple Corer
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Cold Spray Shop Online
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Pastillage Pusher

Please watch tutorial for more information.

Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Preferably with small holes.
Needle or Pin
Serdar often uses a needle or a pin to remove air bubbles from underneath the fondant when coating a cake. They can also be used to pick up very small objects when decorating.
Empty Bowl
An empty bowl can be used to do many things like accumulate off-cuts of cake etc.
Set of Scrapers
Block of Sponge in Water
Wired Ribbon
Fabric Paint
3mm thick (for special scraper)
Cellophane Shop Online
Chopping Board
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker is preferred.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Hexagonal Nut (10mm) Shop Online
Large Straw
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients
Rolling Fondant

- 1000g for 20cm D bowl
- White
- Terracotta
- Burgendy
- Black

White, yellow

Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from egg white and icing sugar (mix or pure). A little addition of an acidic substance like lemon juice, citric acid or cream of tartar, the texture of the icing can be improved....[read more]

1500g to start with.

Chocolate ganache is nothing but pure chocolate melted with a generous amount of boiling fresh cream. This smooth airless chocolate cream makes a lot of things possible. A benefit of chocolate ganache is that the high...[read more]

400g X 4

A moist and rich chocolate mud cake aerated with baking powder and soda bicarbonate. A very dark and dense mud cake which contains a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder with a touch of coffee powder. Years ago wedding cakes...[read more]

Dark Chocolate Wikipedia

1000g to start with.

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.


  • Hi Chef, can I confirm that the 4 x 400g is done in 4 x 20cm cake tin?

  • Thank you so much for this lesson. I have a question, I was wondering if the tecnique with the pure chocolate can be used for cakes with puddings as a barrier for fondant. Would that be possible?

    • I am sorry I did not understand your question. Please explain little more.

      • Sorry, I had some problem uploading the question and my English…Same question as below: If the cake contains cream, mousse or custard. The technique with the chocolate at the bordure before the ganache would have an isolating function for the fondant. So the fondant doesn’t melt because of the moisture? Thx a lot chef! Absolutely love your work!

  • Thank you for this tutorial, love your work! I was wondering if the masking technique with pure chocolate can be used to make cakes that contains cream that have moisture, such as eg

  • Thanks for the video.
    I would like to stack the ball on another cake, do I put the ball together directly on the other cake? If, of course, the fastening rod is already let go through the lower plate. Maybe I need to mount an intermediate plate? So that the bottom cake is not pressed in?

  • Wow dont think i will ever achieve anything like this but I had to write a review about your choc mud cake followed the instructions and cake came out pretty good I’m new to baking cakes but i enjoy it so much hopefully in the future i will attempt one of your masterpiece you make it look possible for anyone to attempt it thank you so much

  • Wonderful, thank you so much for sharing your skills again.

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