When I asked my grandson what he wanted for his 8th birthday cake, he responded “a basketball cake”. “Basketball, I can do that I replied.”
“Wait Nana, let me tell you exactly what I want” and he did. He went on to say that he wanted a gym floor, two posts with hoops, a scoreboard which would read, “Wolves 25 v, Rattlers 17”. He also wanted a picture of him playing basketball.
Pretty tall order, but what he wants is what Nana gives him. I drew lines on a white cake board and then used brown craft paint to make the gym floor. I ordered the posts and hoops on line.
I scanned and printed a picture of him playing and trimmed the picture and glued it to a piece of fondant. I added a small basketball which I cut off a basketball stick. That was the top of the cake.
The score board is made of fondant. I colored fondant, black and red and orange for basketballs. I printed Happy Birthday message on computer
What you will need:
1/2 block of white fondant
food coloring – black, red and orange
2 sheet cake pans
2 boxes of cake mix
½ lb of fresh strawberries
1 tub of Wilton butter cream icing
1 two inch cutout for scoreboard
1 two inch circular cutout for basketballs
Number cutouts for scoreboard
He loved the cake, can’t wait to see what he will want for his 9th birthday.
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