Here is my latest cake creation. My husband works for ESPN and every year, at the beginning of the NCAA tournament, they throw a small party (they are ESPN after all). I sent in basketball cupcakes the first year, then a basketball court cake the second, and here is year three! (I have ideas for next year’s cake already…). Anyways, the backboard of the cake is a half sheet cake, and the ball is a dome of cake sculpted from two 10″ round cakes. (This means I started with a cylinder of cake and then slowly shaved off pieces until I had a rough dome shape – a good coating of buttercream and voila! – a basketball) I pipped the red border with buttercream, made the hoop from fondant, and pipped the net with royal icing.
Check out my latest Basketball Cake “2.0″