Celena - posted on 01/17/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a Wilton sports ball pan and am wanting to make a striped rubber ball-looking cake for my son's first birthday. I've seen decorators use fondant for stripes but would like to avoid that if possible. I've also seen the method of using the star tip to fill in solid blocks of color and will do that if I need to. I'm wondering if, using a wide flat icing tip, can I pipe reasonably smooth stripes around a ball cake with buttercream or something similar? Any advice would be wonderful, thanks!