Basketball Cake

 


This cake was for a boy turning 14 who loves basketball and the color blue, so I wanted to create a cake that depicted a basketball as it was going into the hoop. I created a tie-dye effect on the buttercream base with slightly different shades of blue. Then, I used white buttercream to create the net pattern all around the sides of the cake. I used a wide piping tip to create a thick orange border representing the rim of the hoop. 

To create the basketball, I baked cakes in two round bowls, put them together to create a sphere, then cut a flat bottom so only 3/4 of the sphere would be visible. I used flexible acetate to smooth the orange buttercream on the ball, then rolled black fondant to create the stripes. 

Lastly, I added support to the center of the cake and placed the ball on top!

Comments

Anika said…
Such a cool cake!
Kirti said…
Very nicely done
Janielle said…
Wow!
Sierra said…
Love this cake!
Emma said…
Awesome!
Vanessa said…
Looks perfect!
Cammy said…
So cool!
Nikki said…
The net with buttercream is perfectly done, looks so real.

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