Things you’ll need
- 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
- 3 egg whites
- ¾ cup oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 ½ cups whole milk
- Sphere cake pan
- Baking spray
- Baking sheet lined with parchment
- Medium mixing bowl
- Large mixing bowl
- Rubber spatula
- Small cake board
- Offset spatula
- Small fondant rolling pin
- Small square cookie cutter
- Alphabet cookie cutters
- White fondant
- Small, flat paintbrushes
- Silver color mist
- Edible disco dust
- Edible gold dust
- Almond extract
- Grey buttercream frosting in a decorating bag fitted with a #1A tip
- Royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #1 tip
Let’s get started!
- Preheat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour a sphere cake pan and place on baking sheet.
- In a large bowl whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together egg whites, oil, vanilla and almond extracts and whole milk until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well incorporated.
- Pour the batter into the ball cake and tap the pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
- Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Remove cake from pan and cool completely. Level the tops of each half.
Time to decorate!
- Use a small knife to level the round bottom of one half. Place this half on a cake board and top with grey frosting.
- Gently press the other half of the cake down onto the frosted half to make a sphere.
- Frost the entire cake with grey frosting. Refrigerate while preparing decorations.
- Roll out white fondant about ¼ inch thick and then spray with silver color mist. Sprinkle with edible disco dust and then cut out small squares (PICTURE at 7:59).
- Roll out white fondant about ¼ inch thick then cut out letters. Mix a few drops of almond extract into edible gold dust and then brush it onto each letter (PICTURE at 9:12).
- Arrange squares onto cake to look like a disco ball (PICTURE at 9:05).
- Use royal icing to attach letters onto disco ball (PICTURE at 9:33).
- TaDa! Dancing with the Stars never tasted so delicious!