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Big Lebron James / Miami Heat Fan

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13 yr. olds birthday

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Category Cake Decorating
Style Whimsical, Outdoorsy, Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Chocolate cake, icing, fondant, melting chocolate / candy, icing bags, "rock" fondant press, icing colors & a straw

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What are you most proud of? My basketball net - yes it could have been cleaner, but it was my first try so yay!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't spend a ton of time on design when you have a rush order...come up with a plan and stick to it...any changes as you go will just drive you nuts becuase you WILL run out of time when there's tweaking as you go.

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01/31/2013 Flag

my grandson would love this. Might attempt it, looks great! He asked me today to make a Lebron James Cake for his birthday which is in 10 days. Any helpful hints?

11/28/2013 Flag

Hi! Thank you so much! This was basically a sheet cake that I covered in fondant. You can get pre-packaged colored fondant at Walmart or a local craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby and if you do, please download a coupon because it will be worth it (40-50% off) or if you have their apps. I had used a pebble rock stamp pad made for fondant from "Duff" at Michaels. You can find all sorts of stuff with neat patterns on it if you'd like. I've been known to use a bowl , cup or cheap plastic basket from the dollar store that had a neat pattern on it-just roll the fondant out like bread dough after you knead it, take the object (pref one that has been purchased just for this first and cleaned off from all dust or one that can be cleaned in the dishwasher to make sure nothing gets into the fondant) press it into the fondant enough to get the pattern you like and then it's ready to place on the cake! If you do this, it's good to do small sections-easier to not mess up the pattern.

11/29/2013 Flag

As for the details, that's all up to you. The flooring was one piece if white fondant that I but brown color gel in in (found where they sell fondant in the party section if Walmart) started to knead it in and rolled into a log, stretched it out, folded the end in and rolled again & repeat. This have the lined look of grains in wood so that when I rolled it out & put on top the cake, all I had to do was use a bamboo skewer to make lines in the wood(same direction of grain) to look like floor. The goal was modelling chocolate I attached to the top of a red straw stuck in the cake and the jersey and Miami heat logo was simply cutting out pieces of tooled out fondant and setting them all in place. The rocks along the side where actually an afterthought because I didn't have enough of the floor. You could make it easier by just icing the cake as smooth as possible and just put the floor on top with a jersey and ball (make it bigger by rolling up a rice crispy treat and cover with modelling chocolate. I hope this helps-you can direct email me any questions at JustGetBaked@gmail.com

11/29/2013 Flag

Oh and my modelling chocolate is 1 bag of melting chocolate red (Then do another batch of yellow to mix with if you can't find orange) melt in a bowl in microwave for 1 min, stir, then 20 sec intervals stirring in between thoroughly because the heat can melt them down while stiring-once all the chunks are smooth, stir in 1/4 cup light corn syrup. It wil start to seize and that's supposed to happen. Keep mixing until it's all incorporated. Put it into a sandwich bag and toss in the fridge for about 20 min. Then it should be set enough that you can cut off a piece (it may be really hard-if so, cut a piece off and microwave for 10sec to soften) then knead it like silly putty, roll out and cover your rice crispy. You have to play with it for a while to figure out what works best for you. I like the modelling candy for decorations just because it tastes better than fondant. But up to you-hope this helps! Good luck!

11/29/2013 Flag

Thank you. I have a recipe for fondant made from marshmallows which taste better. I am going to attempt to make this cake. Thanks

11/29/2013 Flag