This isn’t a recipe per se, because you are welcome to use whatever cupcake mix and frosting recipe you want. However, after trying to be cute for our week to provide snacks to my daughter’s basketball team, I wanted to share some tips on making cupcakes decorated like basketballs.
I used food coloring to get my frosting a nice shade of basketball orange – red and yellow mostly. Then blended all the colors together to get black. You can find black icing tubes in the grocery store if you’d prefer, but food coloring and a ziplock bag with the tip of one corner cut off works too.
The basketball cupcakes didn’t look quite right though, until I sprinkled them with red sugar sprinkles to mimic the dimples on a basketball.
I thought they turned out pretty cute and the kids loved them, so definitely a success from my point of view. What do you think?