In this cake video tutorial, I'm going to demonstrate an adorable Hot Air Balloon cake design!This would be perfect for all skill levels of cake decorating, and a great option for birthdays and baby shower cakes!
In this video, we used our scratch Yellow Cake recipe to fill a soccer ball cake pan -you will have some batter leftover. (* The Wilton soccer ball cake pan is different than the half ball pan that we often use. This soccer ball pan is 9 inches diameter.)
Fondant (we used Liz Marek's recipe as usual)
Tylose- optional. We like to knead a little tylose into our fondant so that it will dry more quickly
Gum Paste -optional for modeling bear. If you have tylose powder, you can get a very similar consistency by kneading it into fondant.
Coloring Gels: Wilton Rose (for light and dark pink flags), Mint Green, Chocolate Brown, Warm Brown
Toothpick, scriber needle, or your tool of choice
Small paint brush(es)
Piping Gel for adhesive
Pink Petal Dust (blush for bear) - optional
Black Coloring Gel Pen
Rice Cereal Treats (We used three 22g. bars for the basket)
Cake Cardboards- We used three 19x14 boards, taped together and covered with a blue plastic tablecloth (secured with staples on the other side). You can cover your cake base however you'd like!