The kids will be hoopin’ it up when you serve basketball cake and ice cream! A Sport Ball Cake Pan includes easy-to-follow directions, and can be modified to create a terrific basketball cake.
To make the cake a real standout, purchase a few 12″ X 12″ linoleum squares from a home improvement store (they are very inexpensive). The tiles can be used as a “hardwood floor” cake board. Use a red paint pen or Sharpie marker to create the three-point line, free throw line, etc. Purchase one individual tile for each party guest, and you’ll have an awesome “placemat” for each place setting.
If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by one boxed mix, which is what this pan calls for, we recommend that you simply bake extra cupcakes, or an extra rectangular cake. All can be frosted in matching frosting, and cut and served behind the scenes.
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties, most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and the waste can be disheartening. If you are entertaining a younger crowd, schedule your party during a time when parents will not expect that their children will eat a meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other munchies such as popcorn, cheese balls, grapes, or M&Ms.
If you are serving a meal, serve typical “sports spectator” concession stand food – hot dogs, nachos, soft pretzels, pizza, chips, popcorn, and snow cones. Use Die-Cut Shimmer Stars to label each dish with a creative name. Double Dribble Dogs (hot dogs), Bounce Pass Burgers, Full Court Nachos, Free-Throw Fries, Slam Dunk Dip (cheese dip), Big Pass Pizza, Chest Pass Cheetohstm (cheese balls), Alley-Oop Apple Bites, and Fast Break Grapes would all be fun to serve and eat! The leftover shimmer stars can be used to create place cards for each all-star at the party!
Serve your food on basketball tableware and don’t forget table decorations!