This life size basketball cake was made for my husband's 28th birthday! He loves anything basketball and was even a manager for the University of Michigan basketball team for 4 years. Go blue!
I started off by making a wood grain base to replicate the hardwood floors of a basketball court. Then I carved the cake to make a sphere. Half the cake was styrofoam simply because I only needed the cake to feed ~8-10 people.
I think it took roughly two hours to poke all these little holes. It's the details that matter!
This is a comparison of the real ball on the left and the cake on the right. I boosted the orange color for the fondat because I thought the real ball was too dark for a celebration cake.