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Basketball Cake and Cupcake Ideas and Toppers

Updated on January 22, 2017

Basketball Cakes and Cupcakes

If you are hosting a Basketball party or just celebrating your team's big win, you will find a large assortment of Basketball cake and cupcake supplies here.

For your Basketball cakes, there are fun basketball pop tops and a Wilton basketball player cake topper kit. Edible cake images are the latest trend in cake decorating. I have featured a nice selection of basketball and NBA team edible cake toppers on the page. Edible cake toppers are very simple to apply to any home baked or store bought cake and many of them can even be personalized.

There are also many specialty cake pans which would be perfect for your Basketball cake including the Wilton Sports Ball cake pan, a mini ball cake pan, a high top sneaker cake pan and a sports jersey cake pan.

If you are baking Basketball cupcakes, there are cupcake picks, cupcake rings, cupcake baking liners, foam fingers cupcake picks and cupcake decorating kits.

Other information you will find on this page includes basketball cake recipes, basketball cake photos and basketball & NBA party supplies.

Basketball Cake Topper

Basketball Cake Supplies

Wilton Basketball Topper:
This 7 piece basketball cake topper set comes with 1 forward, 2 centers, 3 guards and 1 basketball hoop. It measures 2 1/4" to 4" high.

Basketball Pop Top:
I love Pop Top cake decorations. They are so simple to apply to any cake, yet they look fabulous on the finished cake. The plastic basketball pop top decoration measures 5" across and 1.5" in height.

There are also basketball cupcake rings, molded candles and more available!

Basketball Cake Supplies

Sports Ball Cake Pans

Basketball Cake Pans

There are many basketball theme cake pans on the market to help you create an awesome cake for your basketball celebration.

The first is the Wilton 3-D Sports Ball Cake Pan #2105-6506. This ball cake pan can be used to make a basketball cake. You can visit the Wilton website for complete basketball cake instructions.

The next is the Wilton Soccer Ball Cake Pan #2105-2044. You can use this Soccer cake pan to design a wonderful basketball cake.

There is also a Wilton Mini Ball Cake Pan #2105-1760. You can make individual basketball cakes for each of the party guests.

The last is the 1979 Wilton Sneaker Cake Pan #502-1964. This cake pan is a high top sneaker and would be perfect for your basketball party cake.

Basketball Jersey Cake

A Basketball Jersey cake would also be a great idea for your basketball party.

There are two Wilton Jersey Cake Pans #2105-2347 and #2105-9405 which you can use to bake your basketball jersey cake. Since basketball players wear sleeveless jerseys, after the cake is baked and completely cooled, trim the t-shirt sleeves to form a traditional basketball jersey.

Basketball Cupcakes

Do It Yourself Basketball Cupcake Kit:
This 117 piece basketball cupcake kit comes complete with 18 Basketball Edible Hard Sugar Decorations (2 pkgs.) 24 Rainbow Star Edible Hard Sugar Decorations (1 pkg.) and 75 White Paper Cupcake Liners.

Other basketball cupcake decorating supplies include:

  • Basketball Cupcake Rings
  • Foam Finger Cupcake Picks
  • Basketball Cupcake Picks
  • Basketball Cupcake Baking Liners

Another idea for your basketball cupcakes would be to decorate your cupcakes with icing tinted orange. Then finish off your basketball cupcakes using black icing, black fondant or black licorice to form the lines of the ball.

Basketball Cake Photos

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3-D Basketball Cake
3-D Basketball Cake | Source
3-D Basketball Cake
3-D Basketball Cake | Source
Basketball Cake with Cake Topper Kit
Basketball Cake with Cake Topper Kit | Source

Basketball Cupcakes

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Basketball Cupcake Cake
Basketball Cupcake Cake
Basketball Cupcake Cake | Source

Basketball Party Pack

Basketball Party Supplies

Basketball Party Supplies

You'll score big with a basketball party! The deluxe basketball party pack includes 8 invitations, dinner plates, cups, forks, spoons, activity placemats, 16 napkins, tablecover, centerpiece, foil balloon, molded candle, 18 balloons, crepe paper rolls, ribbon and cake candles.

Other basketball party supplies available include a personalized basketball birthday banner, basketball pinata, inflatable basketball cooler, party favors and more.

NBA Party Supplies
NBA Party Supplies

NBA Party Supplies

  • Personalized Invitations
  • NBA Team Party Favors
  • Officially Licensed Mylar Balloons
  • Candy Favors
  • Party Decorations
  • and more!

NBA Basketball Party Supplies

If you are hosting a Lakers Party, please visit my Lakers Party Supplies page!

Basketball Cake Decorating Chat

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      chevy 6 years ago

      that's the CUTEST best baasketball cake Ive seen on internet.

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      carolinemoon 6 years ago

      WOW..They are really cute cakes.Wanna try to make like them.

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      Janet21 6 years ago from New York

      @Paula: Thanks for recommending my hub to your sister. Hope she gets some ideas from it!

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      Paula Atwell 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Janet, really cool, love these ideas. My nephew is perfect for this, he is 6 and a real sports fanatic. Sending to my sister.

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      Janet21 6 years ago from New York

      @kiwi91: the basketball is made out of cake, too. :)

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      kiwi91 6 years ago from USA

      The basketball cake with the net behind is pretty creative. Is the actual ball cake or a purchased piece? Regardless, an attractive cake!

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      gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

      Wow great cakes. My g-sons have just joined basketball. Great timing

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      winTastic 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      looks awesome! My girlfriend loves to bake also. I'll have her check your hub out later.

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      anointeddhynez 6 years ago from philppines


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      Janet21 7 years ago from New York

      Thanks for stopping by my hub! So, which is your favorite basketball team?

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      Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

      Wow this is awesome and very timely for me and my family since we are all about basketball and the season is starting. I cannot wait to make one and see how it turns out. I especially like the one with the hoop!! Awesome!!