Army Helmet Grooms Cake

Decorating By mcdonald Updated 2 Jul 2008 , 4:44pm by DianeLM

mcdonald Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 1:36pm
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I need ya'lls help please!!!

I have had a bride ask me to make a groom's cake in the shape of an army helmet. I am not quite sure how I would do this. I have attached a picture for any help or advise!!! I would assume that I would stack 2 or 3 layers and there would be some carving involved around the top and bottom. WOuld the fondant just be different colors rolled together? How would I get the shape at the bottom of the helmet?? any help is always appreciated!!!

picture of cake:

http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h292/airforcechic2006/Wedding/army%20wedding/?action=view¤t=groomshelmetcake.jpg

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DianeLM Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 2:55pm
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I've done two army helmets like that. Both were made with the Wilton half soccer ball pan on top of a 9-inch round. The camo on one helmet is blobs of fondant rolled out and the other is done with buttercream.
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mcdonald Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 3:43pm
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your cakes are awesome!!! Love the dog tag idea too!!!

Do you have any tips or suggestions???

Thanks for your pictures!! I hope to use them as guides

DianeLM Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 4:44pm
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Thank you for the nice compliments! These cakes are so blasted easy, the only tip I can think of is... add the 'flare' around the bottom of the helmet by wrapping a rope of of fondant around the cake, then smoothing it into the flare shape. Cover with icing.

Let me know if I can help with anything specific.

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