I seem to be getting a lot of requests for ball cakes somehow and this post will be about a basketball!
First of all, I created the base board for this cake. I needed to replicate the floor of a basketball court so I decided to paint on the colours. First, I painted a yellow base and added strokes of light brown lines on top of it.
This is how it looked like once done and I let it dry overnight.
While waiting, I needed to create the 'SPALDING' logo using dark chocolate fondant using the pin prick method.
This is the result of the tedious process :) After cutting it out carefully, I let it dry for a bit.
Next I painted on the NBA logo.
The cake flavour was butter walnut. I used the Wilton soccer pan to created the ball and had to bake an extra round cake to create a perfectly round basketball. A lot of carving work was done and took the longest to complete.
Once crumb coated, I covered it with orange coloured fondant.
Perfectly covered, I began decorating by making indentation marks on the surface of the ball.
I then painted black food colouring along the indentation lines.
Finally I stuck on the logos.
Basketball cake done worthy of NBA!! Thanks all for reading!