This SOCCER BALL Cutter Set from JEM produces all the pieces needed to construct a fantastic 3D soccer ball out of icing. This can be used as an excellent cake topper for any football fan or team.
Ball Panel 1 - 2 and a half hexagons - measures approximately 33mm x 33mm
Ball Panel 2 - a single hexagonal cutter - measures approximately 15mm x 15mm
2 x Formers – These measure approximately 43mm
The finished ball measures approximately 40mm diameter.
The product comes with detailed easy to follow instructions though it does take a little practice to perfect if you have not used this sort of cutter before.
As well as using the cutters to make the ball you could also use them for patterning the top of cupcakes or for making tiling for novelty cakes - just slot together the hexagonal shapes onto a flat surface and then cut out the required shape.
The best paste to use for these shapes is Mexican Modelling Paste which you cn buy ready made from Squires Kitchen or you can make it yourself. This is firmer to work with and rolls out much more finely than ordinary sugarpaste so is less likely to stick in the cutters. It will also dry much harder and will not sag as it dries.