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Howzat! Cricket Cake

by Lesley Bassett


This is the ultimate cake for a cricket fan, with an easily personalised message and colour scheme.

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Any cricket fan would be bowled over by this sporty celebration cake. The colour scheme could easily be changed to different team colours if the recipient isn’t an England fan.


  1. Covering the Cake and Board
    Cover the cake and board with sugarpaste and use a rolling pin to add texture.
  2. Colouring the Paste
    Find out how much paste you'll need to prepare to complete the project.
  3. Boundary Rope
    Discover how to make a quick and easy rope effect and the secrets of using a sugar shaper.
  4. Cricket Pad and Bat
    Learn the tricks of using a Patchwork Cutter to create effective and realistic cricket accessories.
  5. Stumps, Bails, Ball and Helmet
    Find out how to model the cricket stumps, bails, ball and helmet and add detail.
  6. Scoreboard
    Learn how to cut out a scoreboard and add letters and piped royal icing to personalise it.
  7. Finishing Touches
    Arrange and secure the decorations on the cake then trim the board with ribbon.

Occasion: Birthday
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Featured in Summer 2010 issue

Project by Lesley Bassett

Lesley Bassett

author of Howzat! Cricket Cake

Lesley studied sugarcraft and cake decorating at the prestigious Brooklands College, gaining distinctions to Advanced level. She has a background in bespoke wedding and celebration cakes, but has now stopped taking commissions to focus on designing cakes for other people to make, writing tutorials for magazines and online, and various other cake-related activities. Lesley is also the talented inventor of a number of very clever tools including the Press-Ice, used by cake decorators around the world.