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Monday, November 23, 2009

Basketball Birthday Cupcakes

These cupcakes were good fun to make, it was a special order that a proud mum placed for son's 18th birthday.

When I received her call I was asked if I would be able to create cupcake toppers with a basketball theme which I said would be no problem at all.  She also explained that her son plays wheelchair basketball & wondered if I had ever done any wheelchair toppers before, to which I had to reply that no I hadn't as yet but I was sure I would be able to design something.

So after a little thought this is what I came up with.

There were 3 1/2 dozen cupcakes orderd in a mixture of 3 cake flavours, 'Diablo Red Devil' (classic red velvet cake), 'Midnight Delight' (moist dark chocolate mud cake) & 'Blondie' (light vanilla butter cake).  Half were frosted with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream & the other half with vanilla.

I also added orange sprinkles to them all which I thought would be a nice little play on the theme, like tiny little basketballs.

As you can see I designed six different toppers for the cupcakes.  Basketball jerseys in the green & gold colours of Australia (which were the colours requested), basketballs, backboards & hoops, basketball courts with mini basketballs on, wheelchairs & finally 18's.  All of which I made using marshmallow fondant/sugarpaste.

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