I guess I could have thought of a better blog title, but it is exactly what I'm writing about this morning.
When looking for simple, elegant, yet "different" cake - many clients love to top their cake with a very round cake. Or you can call it a sphere or an ornament cake topper.
I once created an elegant wedding cake with a baseball on top which I talked about in this blog post. Here is a wedding cake I did last year. It was a 5 tier cake with a round cake topper. I remember it was alternating tiers of Lemon Sour Cream Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Chocolate Velvet Cake filled with Dark Chocolate Ganache. And the cake topper was Lemon Pound Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
And for their 1st year anniversary the other week, I created this perfectly round ornament. This was a lemon cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. So fun to make - the design possibilities are endless!
This cake was a re-creation of a company's logo in a 3D sphere cake. It was lemon cake with swiss meringue buttercream.
Cake Decorator's Tip: These cake was made using the Wilton Sports Ball cake pan. I also have the Wilton mini-ball pan set and other sphere cake pans. I also use a tougher cake like pound cake or a nice butter cake. You will have to test your batter to the pan to make sure it rises to meet the top. If it doesn't rise right to the top, then it will not make a nice sphere when you put the halves together.