Part 1: How to make fondant basketball, tennis, & soccer balls

fondant basketball, tennis, soccer balls

Making cute cupcakes for guys can often feel challenging. But, sports ball cupcakes are sure to be a winner. Whether he’s into basketball, tennis or even soccer, I have got you covered!

These sports balls are really easy to make and you can use them as cupcake toppers as well as cookie toppers.

To make them you will need the following supplies:

Orange fondant
Light green fondant
Yellow fondant
White fondant
Rolling pin
Black edible marker
Circle cutter

We’ll make the basketball first…

Step 1: Start off by rolling out orange fondant.

Step 2:  Use the circle cutter to cut out a circular piece.

Step 3: Now, draw out the details with a black edible marker. Take your time and don’t rush. You can’t erase anything and if you make a mistake, you have to start over again.

Let’s make a tennis ball now…

Step 1: Start off by rolling out green fondant.

Step 2: Use the circle cutter to cut out a circular piece.

Step 3: Roll out some yellow fondant into a thin “rope.”

Step 4: Place it around the center of your circular piece. Press gently until it sticks into place. You can also brush some water to stick it even more securely.

Step 5: Cut off the excess at the ends.

And finally, let’s make a soccer ball…

Step 1: Start off by rolling out white fondant.

Step 2: Use a circle cutter to cut out a circular shape.

Step 3: Draw out the details with a black edible marker. I usually make a pentagon in the center and work my way out from there.

And you are done! You can use these pieces immediately OR let them dry overnight and then use them.  Please note that if you are sticking the pieces onto your cookies, you can use royal icing or corn syrup to stick them securely in place.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Next time, I will show you how to make a football, baseball and volleyball.

Happy caking everyone!

Farwa & Abeer
We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.
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