It’s kind of flat. Hey everyone, it’s
Beth from “Walloping Teaspoon”, the show about every day baking with extraordinary
results. It’s basketball season and it’s getting
down to NCAA time. I love basketball. It just so happens to be National Marquette Day, which
is my Alma Mater and I’m super proud. Today, I’m going to show you how to make
a super simple basketball cake and it’s going to have a surprise reveal inside. Let’s
get started. To make this cake, we’re going to use a
white cake mix. Just make that up according to the box directions.
Then divide your cake batter evenly into two separate bowls. Color the batters to your
corresponding teams. For me, that is blue and gold.
I’m going to use this sports ball pan to bake my cakes which is really cool because
it’s going to give a basketball shape with no work. Spray each one well to prevent sticking.
And then just put each color into a separate pan.
Bake this in a preheated 325 degree oven. It’s going to take between 45 and 50 minutes
for the centers of this cakes to bake all the way through.
This is what they look like when they’re baked. I’m going to start by trimming the
tops off so that they can sit flat. Take one of your halves and just trim a tiny amount
off of it, really small. This is going to help for our cake to sit flat on our cake
circle so that it doesn’t roll around. Then we’re going to divide this in halves
one more time to create two cake layers. Just position your knife right in the center and
go all the way around and all the way through the cake. Do the same thing with your yellow
cake. We’re going to fill our cake with buttercream
icing. You can use store-bought or you can make your own, whatever you like. I’m filling
mine with white because it goes along with my Marquette color scheme.
Now take the alternating color and add it to the top. Press it down slightly and repeat
with your buttercream and then add your final layer on top.
Now I’m going to color some of my icing to match the outside of the basketball. To
do that, I’m going to use a mixture of red, brown and orange. Just go ahead and adjust
as you go. Go ahead and spread the icing all over the
cake, all over the top and the sides and don’t worry about if it’s smooth or not. You just
need to get the shape of the cake here because we’re going to come back in with a paper
towel and then press on it to give it the cool texture of a basketball.
Then let the cake hang out for 15 to 30 minutes. You need to let it form a crust before we
go at it with a paper towel. After your icing crusts, go ahead and take a paper towel and
pat it gently all over the cake so that the nubby imprints come off onto the icing, giving
you a really easy basketball look. Our secret weapon is tooth floss. Use it to
imprint a string around the perimeter of the cake, right around the midline. And then also
do the same thing going from the top to the bottom of the cake, right through the center.
You can use these imprints as a guide when you pipe with your icing.
I like to use a toothpick for the wavier lines to give me a sense of where I should pipe
before I actually pipe, just in case I mess up. There you go. That’s how easy it is
to do a basketball. Let’s cut it open and check out the surprise.
Check out the awesome alternating colors because we made two different colors of cakes. Of
course, you can do this for any team you’d like but my heart is always with Marquette.
“Ring out Ahoya!” I want to know which teams you’re going
to make this for in the comment below. If you like this video, please give me a thumbs
up and make sure you subscribe to my channel. I’ll have a brand new video for you next
week and I wouldn’t want you to miss it. Thanks for watching. “Go, go, go Marquette!
Go, go, go, go!”