Tennis Racket Cake

So a good family friend of ours where looking to celebrate the birthday of a relative who is an  ardent tennis player. i decided to try my hand at sculpting a tennis racket out of cake and throw in some 3D tennis balls and cupcakes for good fun!

Sculpting this cake was pretty straightforward, but the more difficult part was in adding on the accents to make it look more racket-ish, and the most time consuming was the strings. the strings alone took us (actually, more like the husband, cos he was in charge of it) a good hour to complete. in addition, the Wilson "W" was hand painted with our THINNEST brush and that took us another 30mins. 

But other than that, the rest of the details were straightforward to do. i had most fun making the tennis balls, which in my opinion is probably the easiest sport ball to make. Oh! and the piping of the grass texture was also not funny. took me about 45mins to finish covering the entire board!

Cake was vanilla cake with stawberry filling. 3D balls were rice krispies dirty iced with ganache, and cupcakes were vanilla cupcakes with chocolate filling (cos one of the party attendees is allergic to strawberries, so i made some non strawberry ones for him to enjoy.)