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This cake I made for a basketball enthusiast who turned 12 this past month. He wanted a basketball-themed cake with Cavaliers’ colors. As his mom didn’t specify a design, I wanted to do something with a little of everything…basketball, jersey, logo, and (of course) stars for his birthday (and because he’s a STAR basketball player on his 6th grade team!).


The cake is a 10″ round, 3 layer chocolate-vanilla marble with cookies+cream filling and iced with vanilla buttercream.  The basketball is made from cake baked in a domed cake pan and covered with orange homemade marshmallow fondant and black stripes. The jersey is hand-cut fondant trimmed with Cavalier’s colors, as is the logo.basketball-cake-4


Hope you loved your cake, Anthony!  Happy Birthday!