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Prepare red candy clay.
For basketball cookies, tint cookie dough brown; roll out. (Combine Terra Cotta, Golden Yellow and Brown for brown shown.) Cut with round cutter; bake and cool.
Draw lines on basketball with black FoodWriter. Attach lollipop stick with melted candy, leaving 2 in. at bottom.
Bake and cool cupcakes without baking cups in pan brushed with Cake Release. Trim to 2 1/2 in. high. Cover with melted white candy; let set and repeat. Using royal icing, pipe tip 5 lattice net.
Roll candy clay into 1/4 in. diameter rope. Attach for rim with melted candy. Make small hole in center of cupcake; insert basketball.
One of the easiest ways to create a smooth surface on cakes and cookies is to pour melted Candy Melts, thinned icing, or ganache over treats. It tastes great and the smooth surface is perfect for decorating!