Combining Christmas/basketball Onto One Cake... Need Ideas!

Decorating By MemphisMom9801 Updated 21 Dec 2008 , 7:10pm by MistyGirl2008

MemphisMom9801 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 1:15am
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I've been asked to make a holiday cake for a girls basketball team party. The only thing I can think of is somehow making the basketball into an ornament (maybe with a ribbon at the top). Okay, I can do that, but that's only one element on the cake. How do I fill out the rest of the cake?? What about colors? The basketball is orange... I'll sprinkle clear sugar decorations on to soften the orange a bit. Any decorating ideas? It's just a small 2-layer 9" round cake. Thanks for any help!!

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Doug Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 1:23am
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extra large cake board decorated to look like a reindeer head.

Cake place at the nose -- in bright RED

caption at bottom edge of board as if coming from reindeer's mouth >>

That's my NOSE!!! == not a basketball!

name tag on reindeer --- Rudolf (of course)

tenlyk Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 6:23am
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How about you pipe a string of christmas lights and put a star on top. Kind of like a basketball tree.

Good luck!

redpanda Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 8:16am
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How about a team of elves, in the school's colors, playing basketball at the North Pole?

MemphisMom9801 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 3:37pm
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These are all great ideas! Thank you so much! I'm considering playing around with the basketball/lights but any other ideas are certainly welcomed and appreciated. Thanks again! icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:10pm
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Hey, Fellow Memphian kinda sorta in a Mississsippi way icon_biggrin.gif Memphis Mom! Nice to meet you, Cake-buddy.

My first thought was a basketball hoop that had vines and holly and berries running around the rim.

dmich Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 9:20pm
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How about a snowman made out of basketballs?

MemphisMom9801 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 10:33pm
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I love the snowman idea! How cute! I'll play around and see what I can come up with out of these suggestions. Thanks everyone!

k8memphis... how nice to "meet" you, too! icon_smile.gif My husband is from Memphis and we lived there for several years before we moved to MS, hence the "MemphisMom" nickname. Whereabouts in Memphis do you live? You can PM me, if you'd like.

-K8memphis Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 11:22pm
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No worries, I'm in the Berclair area.


cakebaker1978 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 8:16am
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How about a basketball Christmas ornament ! Like a Christmas ball....only a basketball. You could string lights around it or something. Just throwing it out there! haha, Good luck with your cake!!! :0) thumbs_up.gif

-K8memphis Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by dmich

How about a snowman made out of basketballs?

Ooo I like this I like this.


I mean if you just used a bigger board. And put all the accoutrements on the snowman you could just use like a one layer 9" 7" 5" or 8" 6" 4" and put a hat on him and branches for arms and a carrot for a nose and coal for buttons and scarf.

Would that be too orange I wonder.

I really like that idea.

MistyGirl2008 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 7:10pm
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How about a basketball with a Christmas wreath wrapped around it or a wreath with mini basketballs as ornaments?

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