Water Polo Cupcakes

S dropped me an email a couple of weeks back and commissioned me to make her water polo playing bf (i smell hunky), a set of cupcakes. she gave me the fantastic idea of making cupcakes with ball in hand coming out of water, looks a lot better than it sounds, really. photos are a little dark unfortunately, so please pardon them. : /

Ever since i dabbled in fondant cakes, i think i have become a sports ball expert. drawing and making them i mean. not playing. rugby, soccer, basketball, golf, and now water polo. : )

I did, however, spend some time thinking of how to make pool water look like pool water. At first i wanted to go the route of using royal icing tinted blue. but i thought that wouldn't give it the nice shimmery gleam that real pool water gives. so i rolled out some blue fondant, made it uneven and coated it with piping gel tinted blue and accented it with some white royal icing. hope it made the cut!

i also threw in a pair of tangerine speedos on the side for good fun. 

Cupcakes were red velvet with vanilla frosting. 


  1. Those are fantastic! What did you make the arm out of, gumpaste?

  2. Hi Ro,
    Thank you for your compliments. The arms and balls are gum paste with a bamboo skewer through them.


  3. Love these cupcakes!! Until I read your directions, I thought for sure the arms were plastic! Thank you for being so creative!!

    1. Hi Darla,
      Than you very much for your comments and liking our works.

      nick - on behalf of veron
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