I made this ball of yarn cake for my friend Rochelle’s birthday. She loves knitting, and adored this cake.
I used the Wilton ball cake pan, filled and frosted the cake with pink buttercream, and then covered with coral-tinted fondant. I got the fondant recipe off Allrecipes.com, and it was the first time I’d worked with it.
For the yarn, I rolled the fondant in long ropes and placed on the top and bottom of the ball. Measured the first ones, and then cut pieces accordingly. Some pieces I just broke off at the correct length as I went, then covered the “seam” with more yarn-fondant ropes at the center. I used more buttercream to write on the cake and for cupcakes to go with the cake.
As a finishing touch, I poked my jumbo knitting needles into the ball just like you would with a real ball of yarn. It was a hit, and pretty easy.