Basketball Slam Dunk Cake

Basketball Slam Dunk Cake

Advanced
2 Days (after prep)
RRP
$380 - $420

Learn how to make a basketball themed cake.

Learn how to make a basketball themed cake with a girl dunking the ball in the ring. In this tutorial you will learn various techniques on internal construction, how to model the figurine so that it is floating in the air as well as how to make the net and floor boards.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Basketball Slam Dunk Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Introduction
5:25
Basketball Ring Wire Bending
6:01
Tools and Materials
4:25
Ingredients and Recipes
2:44
Building the Construction
3:43
Hiding the Ring with Pastillage
2:43
Making the Backboard
10:01
Shaping the Body
35:41
Making the Head
9:11
The Clothing
10:44
Eyes and Teeth
3:44
Making the Hair
5:21
Making the Shoes
9:51
Detailing the Jersey
6:01
Coating the Hoop
2:33
Making the Net
6:15
Attaching the Backboard
2:15
The Floor Boards
5:13
Panel Coating the Cake
12:34
Covering the Post
4:34
Floor Lines
6:02
Removing Protective Lining
1:27
Placing the Ribbon
1:05
Final Thoughts
3:13
Total Duration
2:34:28

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Rolling & Coating
  • Set of PVC pipes (30mm to 40mm thick, 40cm & 20cm long)
  • Rolling pin (30cm long)
  • Powder shaker (Filled with starch)
  • Needle or pin (to pop air bubbles)
  • Perfections strips
  • Fondant smoother
Planning & Templates
  • Flipchart sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • Semi transparent silicon baking sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • White cellophane sheets (70cm x 50cm, on side matt)
  • Basic stationary (pencils, marker pens, ruler etc.)
  • Semi transparent plastic file separators
  • Plastic sleeves
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Cellophane Shop Online
Galvanised Wire
3mm thick by 50cm long for internal support of basketball ring and connected body
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
M10 (see plan) and nuts
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Pliers
Large and small to bend galvanised wire
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
2mm to measure the length of galvanised wire needed
Polyester thread
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm MDF coated with velvet and protected with cellophane sheet
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
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Rolled Fondant

300g light orangish brown for floor.

200g burgundy for the sides of the cake.

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250g skin
50g orange
100g black

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2 comments

  1. Lee Shiver-Cerone says:

    I keep attempting to watch the new “slam dunk” tutorial, and it will only play the sample. I have a monthly subscription and just received this month’s charge confirmation. Can you please help me.
    thank you.
    Lee Shiver-Cerone
    lshiver.cerone@gmail.com

    1. Serkan Yener says:

      Hi Lee, problem should be resolved now. Please try again and let me know if you still have issues. Thank you

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