If you are looking for a creative solution for a birthday party or March Madness celebration, try your hand at making a basketball jersey-shaped cake. All you need is a box of cake mix and a little creativity. This cake is not as difficult to make as other shaped cakes.
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Things you need
- 1 box of cake mix, any flavour
- 13-by-9-inch baking pan
- Cooling rack
- Serving plate
- Picture of favourite basketball team's jersey
- 2 cans of white icing
- Food colouring
- Pastry bag with writing tip
Combine the cake mix, egg, oil and water required by the instructions on the box.
Pour the cake batter into the baking pan and bake according to package directions, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let the cake cool completely, following the directions on the box. When it's cool, turn it out onto the serving platter.
Cut the cake into the shape of a basketball jersey by cutting a shallow U shape into the top narrow side of the cake. Be sure to leave 1½ inches on both sides of the U shape to resemble sleeves.
Look at the picture of your favourite team's jersey. Mix the food colouring into one can of the white cake icing until you achieve the colour of the shirt.
With the spatula, spread the coloured icing over the cake.
Stir food colouring into the second can of white icing until you reach the accent colours of the jersey.
Scoop the second batch of tinted icing into the pastry bag that has been fitted with a writing tip.
Using the pastry bag, pipe the icing onto the cake to match the accent lines in the picture of the basketball jersey. The cake is now ready to serve.