Lindy loves using this unusual cake shape!
A ball shaped cake can be used to create many types of cake designs, from fun Halloween characters to seasonal Christmas treats from a simple teatime celebration to a flamboyant wedding cake. Let Lindy’s designs inspire you to try your hand at using this fantastically adaptable shape.
Celebrate in style with a ball!
“ I have always been fascinated with the possibilities of using different shapes when it comes to designing cakes, but I must say that ball cakes have always really appealed to me. If you have some of my cake decorating books you’ll know that I usually try and include at least one example in each title! These cakes can be elegant and sophisticated when used to top a wedding cake or amusing and fun when decorated with a eyes and cheeky grin!
When it comes to covering a ball cake the best tip I can give you is to think about where your decoration will be and line up your pleats of paste accordingly so the decoration hides any imperfections.” Lindy
Lindy’s sphere cake examples – which is your favourite?
Below you will find a selection of Lindy’s cake designs using ball shaped cakes in various sizes from the small 10cm (4in) to the larger 16cm (6 1/4in). Please click on the images to see and read a little more about each cake.
Inspired….. but need a little help!
Step by step instructions to cover and decorate a ball cake can be found in a number of Lindy’s cake decorating books, the most up to date book, which we would recommend is:
‘The contemporary cake decorating bible’ by Lindy Smith, published October 2011.
This title includes the beautiful prettiest posy wedding kissing ball above.
For further decorating ideas we would suggest:
‘Cakes to inspire and desire‘ by Lindy Smith, published November 2007
This book includes Lindy’s ‘cosmic Christmas’ ball design.
‘Celebrate with a Cake!’ by Lindy Smith, published March 2005
Lindy’s first celebration cake book. The ‘ time for tea’ cake and the ‘Klimt inspirations’ are both featured in this bestselling title.
All these books are available via our online shop please click on their titles to buy or for more information about these popular titles.
Ball cake covering and decorating classes
We find many people are a little reluctant to try baking and covering their first ball cake. So if this describes you, why not consider attending either Lindy’s ‘Christmas bauble’ class or her popular ‘kissing ball’ class to receive expert tuition and guidance? For full details and information, please visit the classes section of our website – Please click here to visit
Cake bake-ware and ball tins
One essential piece of kit when planning to bake and decorate a sphere or ball cake is obvious the tin itself. At Lindy’s cakes we stock three sizes of tins: 10cm (4in)/ 1 pint, 12.5cm (5in)/ 2 pint and 16cm (6 1/4in)/ 4 pint. Instructions come with the tins but are also contained in Lindy’s books and on our blog. When it comes to decorating your ball cake Lindy’s Cakes stocks a wide range of decorating supplies including a large selection of quality sugarcraft cutters, many designed by Lindy herself, plus many other very useful items such as embossers, stencils and moulds. If you’d like more details please either click on the product category names above or click here to enter our online shop.