Francis turned 17 today. I decided to make a basketball-themed cake for him since basketball is his favourite sport and it is the sport he plays. Last year's one was an Orlando Magic cake. This year, I wanted him to be the "star" of the cake.
|That's him with the #6 jersey he wears for his local basketball club.|
The gumpaste centerpiece was all right. More than just all right in fact. It wasn't the problem. My problem was the chocolate frosting. It was too soft and it curdled. I am not sure if I didn't beat it enough or if I beat it too much.
My idea was for the top of the cake to look like a basketball and the sides like a basketball ring (with net). But because of difficulties with piping, I ended up making a mess and had to cover up my mistakes with stars. Not at all how I originally planned it.
Oh well. It still tasted good despite. We still enjoyed it.
Happy birthday, Francis!