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The Playmaker Cake

Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Note: Chocolate Buttercream mixed with a small amount of White Buttercream may be used instead of white buttercream tinted brown.

Step 2

In advance, make basketball shells. Tint melted white candy with candy colors (orange with small amounts of red and blue). Fill two Mini Ball Pan cavities with melted candy. Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes, just until candy begins to set. Remove from refrigerator and pour out excess melted candy, leaving a shell coating inside pan. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold when set and attach halves with melted candy. Use end of flower nail to score seams in ball.

Step 3

Bake and cool cake following directions on. Trim right hand and forearm off bear.

Step 4

Ice bottoms of feet and inside of ears smooth with spatula. Cut dowel rod to 3 1/2 in. and insert 1 1/2 in. into cake to extend right arm 2 in. Pipe-in tip 4 facial features (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Outline jersey with tip 4. Cover fur and jersey with tip 16 stars. Pipe tip 4 number on jersey. Position ball next to cake.

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The Playmaker Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is one of the many basketball themed cakes I have made for my daughter. The one isn't too difficult. But it is time consuming to make. Using the triple star tip to cover the bear saves some time and eases the cramps in the hand. A heating core is essential to making sure the cake is done all the way through without burning the outside of it. If you don't have one, use one from another cake pan, like the standup tree.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Although cute, this cake did take quite some time to decorate. It was not difficult as much as it was time consuming. After reviewing the pan on the forum and looking at the directions that came with the pan, I chose to keep the heating core in it which I believe helped with stability. It did end up cute!
Date published: 2010-11-20
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