I have been getting a lot of requests for instructions on a steelers helmet I have posted in the gallery, so I am just going to post the instructions here for everyone.
I use 3 10 inch rounds and 1 half ball. Freeze them, stack them and frost between them while frozen and then carve. Crumb coat them and let them thaw completely. Add another coat of BC and let it crust, then do the paper towel technique (or whatever you do to smooth) to smooth it before you add the fondant. The fondant part is tricky since it is sculpted, so donât get too frustrated if you have to do it over. I find it much easier to just airbrush the color than tint all that fondant too, and that is what helps make it shiny For the logo, You can either hand paint it on another piece of fondant or do an edible image on fondant if you have the printer.
the facemask is the hardest part. On the one in the picture I made a wire frame and then covered it with fondant. I have tried to make them completely out of fondant and leave it on a curved surface to dry, but they seldom hold up. Believe it or not I now use brake line. You can buy a small hollow gauge at most auto parts stores, it is easy to cut with snips and bends the way you want it. I solder it together where the lines cross and then spray paint if I need to. It is kind of a pain, but the end result is great. I am thinking of trying modeling chocolate for it next. If you can think of an easier way let me know though!
I am attaching a pic of my helmet, and I would love to see everyone elses!
Thanks for the instructions...when I made my I kinda just went with what I thought it should look like. Urs look just like a helmet, I'm a bit embarressed to put show u my helmet I must admit though, I was an experiment made for my DH on Father's Day and my first time using fondant (what a PITA) but I was ok with it in the end....
Thanks for these instructions! My brother is a HUGE Steelers fan and I would love to make this for him!
Awesome idea for using the brake line!
Mine was made from 6" cakes, but I'm planning a large one for DH's birthday. He is a huge Cowboys fan. Was thinking of serving it with "pom pom" cupcakes.
Awesome helmet! How many do you think it fed?
thanks for this, I just had a bride call wanting a cake for WV for her groom to be... complete surprise to him, he has no idea.. .I am so stoked for this cake and for November Any idea on how many the helmet itself feeds?
FrostinGal I LOVE your cake (BIG Chargers fan!!!!) I used to live in San Diego. I miss it soooooooooo much!
Thanks for posting these instructions! I will be trying this next week. Keeping my fingers crossed.