I made this 3-D basketball cake for my good friend Ben's birthday party today! It was made by using the Wilton Sports Ball Cake Pan, which can be found at Michaels or any other craft/party supply store. The cake was chocolate and had chocolate icing in between the two halves of the sphere. I covered it with homemade vanilla buttercream that I tinted orange using Wilton Gel Pastes and used thin strips of black licorice to make the stripes of the ball. I'm really happy with how this cake turned out and I would definitely recommend purchasing the Wilton Sports Ball Cake Pan set! Other sports balls that you cake make with it include: soccer, baseball, volleyball, tennis, bowling, golf, and pretty much any other globe-shaped thing you can think of. It's a great baking tool to have around if you do a lot of theme parties!
The bottom layer iced with chocolate icing
Putting the two halves together