Tutorial

How to Make a Fondant Pokeball Cake Topper

I made a Pokemon Go themed fondant cake for my friend’s daughter for her birthday party last week and here’s how I constructed the Pokeball cake topper. It was styrofoam ball inside and I made it half-opened with a little Pikachu figurine standing on top. My Pokeball was approximately 3” in diameter but it can be turned into any size. A bubble straw was inserted into the cake where the Pokeball was placed for extra support.
EC上星期為朋友女兒的生日會做了Pokemon Go主題翻糖蛋糕,以下是精靈球翻糖蛋糕裝飾教程。精靈球內部是發泡膠球,EC做成了精靈球半開的模樣,中央擺放了小小的比卡超玩具擺設。精靈球球體約三寸寬,但可按比例調節大小,為了鞏固精靈球,EC在翻糖蛋糕內插入了珍珠奶茶飲管後才把裝飾放上。

When anything non-edible such as styrofoam, wooden or plastic dowel, floral wire and toothpick is adapted, make sure the party host and the guests are well notified. All non-food items have to be removed before the cake is served. This is crucial as you don’t want anyone devouring any of them by accident.
每當使用了如發泡膠球、木或塑膠支柱、糖花鋼線及牙籤等非食用原料時,務必通知派對主人家或賓客。所有非食用配件需在享用蛋糕前去除,免生意外。


How to Make a Fondant Pokeball Cake Topper
翻糖精靈球蛋糕裝飾做法

What you need

Fondant in black, white, grey and red
Styrofoam ball (I used 3’)
Fondant mat
Fondant rolling pin
Fondant smoother
Cutting mat
Small craft knife
Ruler
Cornstarch
Small bowl
Food dedicated paint brush
Water
Circle cutters
Large and medium piping tips
Toothpick
Handheld fabric steamer

材料及工具

翻糖(黑、白、灰和紅色)
發泡膠球(EC使用三寸球體)
翻糖矽膠墊
翻糖擀麵棍
翻糖抹平器
切割墊
小刀
間尺
粟粉
小碗
畫筆(只能接觸食物用)

圓形曲奇切模
大及中號唧花咀
牙籤
便攜式蒸氣掛熨機

Directions 做法

Cut the styrofoam ball in half with a sharp knife. Knead all fondant until pliable then set aside. Keep unused fondant wrapped in plastic wrap so it won’t dry out.
用刀把發泡膠球切半,所有翻糖搓軟後包回保鮮紙防乾備用。

Dust fondant mat with cornstarch then roll out white fondant to 1/8″ thickness with a rolling pin. The fondant has to be big enough to cover the styrofoam hemisphere. Apply some water to the hemisphere and cover the top with fondant. Smooth all seams and edges with a fondant smoother or by hand until even and smooth. Trim off any excess.
翻糖墊上洒上少許粟粉防黏,用擀麵棍把白色翻糖壓至1/8寸簿(翻糖面積要比發泡膠半球大),在半球上掃點水後蓋上翻糖,用翻糖抹平器或手撫平表面後切掉突出的翻糖。

Repeat the same step and cover the remaining hemisphere with red fondant.
重覆以上步驟用紅色翻糖包裹另一半球。

Roll out black fondant to 1/8″ thickness. Cut a disc that is identical the base of the hemisphere with the appropriate circle cutter. Attach disc to the base of the red hemisphere with water.
把黑色翻糖壓至1/8寸簿,用適合的圓形曲奇切模切出跟半球底部相同大小的圓片,用水黏在紅色半球上。

Repeat the same step and attach a grey fondant disc to the base of the white hemisphere.
重覆以上步驟做出灰色翻糖圓片,用水黏在白色半球上。

Shape black fondant into a long rope then roll out thinly into a long strip. Trim to a thin strip then attach it around the base of red hemisphere with water. In order to add some dimensions, I created a rim by placing the strip slightly above the disc. Repeat with the white hemisphere.
取黑色翻糖搓成粗繩狀後壓薄成長條,切出幼條後掃點水包裹紅色半球底部,為了增加立體感,長條可比圓片高出少許,重覆為白色半球底部圍上長條。

With the base of the large piping tip, cut out two black fondant circles. Cut one of the circles in half. Also cut out a smaller white fondant circle with the base of the medium piping tip. Attach a black semi-circle at the rim of the white hemisphere. Glue white circle on top of the black circle then attach it at the rim of the red hemisphere as shown in picture (I placed a small plastic container underneath the red hemisphere to lift it up). Set aside to dry overnight.
用大號唧花咀的底部切出兩個黑色圓形,把其中一個切半,另外用中型唧花咀底部切出一個白色圓形,把黑色半圓黏在白色半球黑邊上,白色圓形黏在黑色圓形中央,再如圖般黏在紅色半球黑邊上(EC用小塑膠盒子把紅色半球托高),放置一晚待乾。

Insert a toothpick halfway into the back of the red hemisphere. Then stick it back to the white one at an angle to make the Pokeball appears half-opened After inserting the top and adding the Pikachu figurine the weight of the Pokeball will shift. Balance it by adding a small fondant ball on the bottom of the Pokeball. Adjust position until the Pokeball stands nicely on a flat surface.
把牙籤半插進紅色半球後方,再把牙籤另一端斜插入白色半球中做成精靈球半開的模樣,由於插上精靈球頂部及放進比卡超後精靈球重心會轉移,因此可將白色翻糖搓成小球黏在精靈球底部,把精靈球位置調教至平衡即可。

I also made a number topper with blue and yellow fondant. A pinch of tylose powder was kneaded into the blue fondant to make it dry faster.
EC另用藍色和黃色翻糖做了數字裝飾,為了加快裝飾乾透時間,EC在藍色翻糖內搓入了少許tylose粉。

To finish off, I added shine to the Pokeball by steaming it briefly with a fabric steamer. Once dry the Pokeball can be placed on the cake.
為了加添光澤,EC使用蒸氣掛熨機把蒸氣噴在精靈球表面,風乾後即可放在蛋糕上作裝飾。

My Pokemon Go fondant cake. Click here for the recipe of my vanilla cake. Click here for the recipe of my homemade marshmallow fondant.
EC的Pokemon Go主題翻糖蛋糕,雲尼拿蛋糕做法可按此,自製棉花糖翻糖做法可按此

 

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