How to make a basketball jersey cake

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How to make a basketball jersey cake
Shape of basketball jersey cake.

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
  • Egg
  • Oil
  • Water
  • 13-by-9-inch baking pan
  • Oven
  • Cooling rack
  • Serving plate
  • Knife
  • Picture of favourite basketball team's jersey
  • 2 cans of white icing
  • Food colouring
  • Spatula
  • Pastry bag with writing tip

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  1. 1

    Combine the cake mix, egg, oil and water required by the instructions on the box.

  2. 2

    Pour the cake batter into the baking pan and bake according to package directions, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  3. 3

    Let the cake cool completely, following the directions on the box. When it's cool, turn it out onto the serving platter.

  4. 4

    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.

    How to make a basketball jersey cake
    Shape of basketball jersey cake.
  5. 5

    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.

  6. 6

    With the spatula, spread the coloured icing over the cake.

  7. 7

    Stir food colouring into the second can of white icing until you reach the accent colours of the jersey.

  8. 8

    Scoop the second batch of tinted icing into the pastry bag that has been fitted with a writing tip.

  9. 9

    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.

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