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Coolest Rockets Basketball Cake 30

by Sheela
(Texas)

Homemade Rockets Basketball Cake

Homemade Rockets Basketball Cake

I made this Rockets Basketball Cake for my friend’s 22nd birthday – hence the number 22 on the jersey. She loves the Houston Rockets and I knew she’d love the themed cake.

The cake itself is made of 2 layers of red velvet, simply store-bought cake mix, baked in 9 by 13 in cake pans. I frosted the outside of the cake with cream cheese frosting then covered the cake with white fondant.

I made it appear like wooden flooring by taking a blunt knife (butter knife) and "cutting into"/indenting the fondant to look like panels of wood. I then colored the fondant by taking some orange and brown icing coloring and diluted it with water and painted it on to the white fondant with a sponge/foam brush found at a craft store. (I took a small bowl, added a little bit of water and wet the brush before going in with the dye) It really gives it that wood-stained look.

The basketball is not edible. It’s a 5 inch Styrofoam ball, iced and then covered in fondant that was colored orange. It was tricky and it’s not perfect. I colored fondant black and added the stripes on the ball. (Attached with dabs of water) After letting it set, I then added more fondant in red and white to look like the netting and goal.

The Rockets logo was hand cut with a scalpel. Letters were cut out with the fondant letter cut-out set purchased at Michael's craft store.

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sweeeeet!
by: Chelsea

Good job Sheela! That's my cake!

bball cake
by: Katrina

would love for you to make one for me in APRIL! Do you do that? I live in Houston....my son attends KLEIN.

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by: Sheela

Thanks for the request, but I'm studying in a different city right now.

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Coolest University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball Cake 37

by Deisha S.
(Louisville, KY)

Homemade  University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball Cake

Homemade University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball Cake

Homemade  University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball Cake
Homemade  University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball Cake

This University of Louisville Cardinals Basketball Cake was made for my uncle...a die hard U of L fan!

The backboard was a 13x9 cake and the ball was the Wilton's sports ball cake! They were both crumb coated to prevent crumbs!

The backboard was final iced with a white homemade butter cream. The cardinal icon was printed and reversed from the internet, piped with piping gel & place on the cake. Then filled with red, black, yellow and white with tip #5. A shell border with tip #21 with red stars placed with tip #14.

The writing was with tip #3. I cut the place for the ball using 1/2 the sports ball pan, and cut through the cake to make a perfect fit!

The ball was fit perfectly inside the cut and them final iced with tip #2010 & #16. The ball lines were tip #3. The rim was a fondant rope, that was made a day before to allow time to dry! The rim net was piped with basket weave tip #47!

The name on then front of the backboard was with tip #12!

He loved the cake almost as much as he loves the cards!

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Coolest Utah Jazz Basketball Cake 26

by Kirsten D.
(Delta, Utah, USA)

Homemade Utah Jazz Basketball Cake

Homemade Utah Jazz Basketball Cake

I did a Utah Jazz Basketball Cake for a client's daughter. It turned out really well. The logo is made out of homemade fondant along with all the basketballs and detail work.

It was a marble cake with a chocolate pudding filling. The white icing is made from homemade butter cream recipe that is my own flavored with almond. I used what is called a "peaking" look with the icing to give it more depth and character.

All the fondant work was done by my own hand and this was my first attempt at a logo cake. My husband just loves it and says it is his favorite cake (because of the team). I did the writing on it with food coloring pens and I feel they worked out real nice.

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Coolest Celtics Cake 34

by Donna P.
(Barrington NH)

Homemade Celtics Cake

Homemade Celtics Cake

My friend asked if I would try to make a Celtics Cake for her husband John. Hesitantly, I agreed. It was my first time decorating a cake like this. I baked two 14" round cakes since it needed to feed a lot of people. I used Fondant and discovered it really was easy to do! I transferred the Leprachaun picture and enlarged it to the size I needed. Then, just like the Paper Dolls of old, proceeded to do cutouts with an exacto knife.

I then put everything together on the cake and it came out pretty nice! I frosted the cake with Buttercream frosting, basically using a Star tip, since it was easier to do. The cake was a hit!

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