How to make fondant basketball player figure
Basketball cake toppers | Fondant basketball tutorial | basketball player fondant figure
Today we are going to teach you how to make a basketball fondant figure.
For this Basketball cake toppers tutorial, we will need:
140 gr. of brown/ivory fondant
50 gr. of red fondant
18 gr. of black fondant
130 gr. of random color fondant
Ovaniz fondant tools
Fondant basketball tutorial, Step 1: The legs
We will need 90 gr. of brown/ivory fondant for the legs (45 gr. for each leg). Take the 45 gr. of fondant and roll it between your hands into a long rope shape approx. 13 cm, which is wider on one end and narrow on the other.
Pinch out a knee in the middle of the leg, bend it and place to dry on a foam base. Repeat with the second leg.
Fondant basketball player tutorial, Step 2: The Arms
For the arms, we will use 50 gr. of fondant ( 25 gr. for each arm). Take a piece of fondant roll it between your hands to about 8 cm long. Again make one end wider and one end narrow.
Shape a shoulder muscle, the bicep muscle and pinch out an elbow.
Push out the hand, squeeze it between your fingers and cut fingers with an Exacto knife. Roll the fingers slightly to give them shape. Repeat with the second hand and set aside to dry.
Basketball cake toppers, Step 3: The body
For the body take the 130 gr. of fondant and shape it into a rounded rectangle approx.8cm long and 5 cm.wide.
Shape the chest area and narrow the fondant slightly at the waistline.
Fondant basketball player tutorial, Step 4: The Shoes
For the shoes, we will use 9 grams of black fondant for each shoe. Shape the fondant into an oval shape and then shape it in a shoe shape like in the picture.
Cut out 2 small rectangles and glue them to the shoes using some water.
Cut out 4 trapeze shapes and glue them on each side of the shoe.
Cut a long narrow stripe of white fondant and glue it with water at the bottom of the shoe.
Roll some white fondant in your hands as thin as you can, cut out small stripes and glue them to the shoe with water.
basketball theme cake tutorial, Step 5: Assembling
Insert a skewer in the middle of the body and place the skewer on top of the legs into the foam base.
Take a small piece of skin colored fondant, place it on top of the torso and shape out a neck.
Fondant basketball tutorial, Step 6: The Clothes
Cut out a rectangle and place it over the legs. Make a small cut in the middle.
Tuck the excess fondant under the legs, but not to tight.
Cut out a long rectangle, make a hole in the middle ( i use piping tips for that) and place it over the neck.
Put a thin black stripe around the collar. Cut out numbers using small cutters or you can draw them with gel food color.
Attach the shoes to the legs using some water as glue.
Attach the arms to the shoulders using some water.
We hope you enjoyed the Basketball cake toppers tutorial, see ou on the next fondant figures tutorial… stay sweet…
You can also watch the video tutorial here: