Thanks to so many of you on here for this great idea. For twin 10 year old boys who wanted a basketball themed cake. The jerseys are in the team colors of each of their favorite NBA stars. Used the Wilton sports ball pan to ensure a perfect sphere...but had some issues with the bottom half. It started to crack from the weight of the top half and I lost the roundness I was going for. I improvised and tried to make this look like it was about halfway into the hoop to hide the flaws. Used a #4 piping tip to press each little circle on ball for texture. Painstaking, but worth it. I loved the final look!