I almost forgot to show y’all the other cake I made last weekend. This one was for Garret. It’s a chocolate cake filled with vanilla buttercream. The court is rolled fondant that I scored with the back of a knife to look like a wood floor. I piped the lines on the court with royal icing. (I was having a little trouble keeping my hand steady while I was piping, so the lines are a little more “wiggly” than I would have liked.)
For the goals, I “cheated,” meaning they aren’t edible. I used foam board for the backboards and wooden skewers for the poles. The rims are made out of gum paste, and the nets are pieces of cheesecloth.
You might have noticed that I did not put a boy slam dunking on this cake. Hey, I’m not a miracle worker. With two cakes to make for the same party, I knew that attempting such a task would make me absolutely crazy. Instead I focused on making a neat, clean basketball court.
Both boys loved their cakes! I think the guests had a difficult time deciding which of the two cakes they wanted to eat.