Basketball Cupcake

If you're thinking of what to make your dad this year for his big day, look no further. This treat is the perfect gift for the sports lover with a bit of a sweet tooth: an amazing basketball cupcake. 

 

Basketball cupcakes, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen.

Photo by: David Katz

David Katz

Start with a plain, un-iced cupcake, either store-bought or homemade. Heat up a package of orange melting candy on the stovetop or in your microwave and transfer to a small bowl. Dip the surface of the plain cupcake into the warm liquid candy. While the candy is still soft on the surface, dip the cupcake into a second bowl filled with orange nonpareils. This will give the surface of the cupcake the textured look of a real basketball. 

Every basketball needs stitching, so use black icing in a small piping bag to create the stitching across the surface of the cupcake. A life-like and delicious sweet treat--perfect for Dad Day! 

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