How to Make a Golf Ball Cake Using Fondant

Updated June 26, 2017

If one of your favourite golfers has a birthday coming up, consider making a homemade golf cake. This cake will make their birthday fun and memorable and will show them how much you care. The white fondant will make the cake look crisp and clean, but it is a little tricky to work with, so make sure you have plenty of time.

Place a tablespoon of frosting on the cake board and set the bottom layer of the cake on top. This will keep the cake from moving as you apply the fondant.

Add the second cake on top of the first and give the whole thing a thin coat of buttercream icing. This is called a "crumb coat" and will help the fondant stick to the cake.

Roll out the white fondant so that it is a little bit thicker than 1/4 of an inch, so you will have room for the golf ball indents.

Lay the rolled fondant over the cake and smooth it down using your fingers. To keep your fingers from sticking to the fondant, coat them with cornstarch. Trim the edges of the fondant using a sharp knife so that it just touches the cake board.

Use the end of a dowel rod to make the indents on the ball. Take care not to puncture the fondant with the dowel.

If you want to make a tee, dye some fondant yellow and form it into the shape of a tee. Position it below the cake.


Use white icing for the crumb coat or it will show through the fondant.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 (8-inch) round cakes
  • White buttercream icing
  • White fondant
  • Small dowel rod
  • Cornstarch
  • Cake board
  • Yellow fondant (optional)
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Cathy Rigden has been writing professionally since 2009. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in early childhood education from Southern Nazarene University and a Master of Arts in teaching from Biola University.