3D Sports Ball Cake

Difficulty Level: This is a rating from 1 to 5 that we decide based on how difficult and how much educational value we think this video tutorial provides. 5 being the most difficult.Novice

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.

Track
Duration
Introduction
2:34
About the Mould
1:38
Tools & Materials
5:52
Ingredients & Recipes
1:50
The Plan
5:26
Making the Chocolate Support
2:39
Layering the Cake
8:18
Assembling the Cake
10:16
Coating the Cake
13:32
Making the Soccer Ball Pattern
5:32
Placing the Soccer Ball Pattern
10:22
Other Types of Sports Balls
0:39
Making a Golf Ball
2:04
Making a Tennis Ball
5:33
Making a Basketball
5:09
Making a Cricket Ball
5:19
Adding a Sash to the Soccer Ball
3:56
Final Thoughts
2:22
Total Duration
1:34:27

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
Spoon
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
Starch
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.
Compass
Empty Bowl
Large
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
Cardboard
3mm thick (for special scraper)
Cellophane Shop Online
Chopping Board
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker is preferred.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
Green
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.

2 Comments

  • Profile photo of GODFREY

    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

  • Profile photo of Adele

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

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