How Do You... Make A Football Helmet Cake!!

Decorating By doublecz1103 Updated 2 Sep 2008 , 3:42pm by becky27

doublecz1103 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:43am
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i've seen so many of these done here on CC... and now i might need to do one.. how do u make the 3D football helmet shaped cakes?? any help

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doublecz1103 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:06am
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mixinvixen Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:52am
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getting ready to do one myself in a couple of days. from what i read, most do 3 8'' and a half of a sports ball pan, then carved into the shape. gumpaste is wrapped around wired or brake line for the face guard. i asked a neighbor for his helmet, and i took very detailed pics, using a ruler as a guide in the photos...that way i can replicate as closely as possible.

i'm starting to bake tomorrow, so this should be tons of fun icon_surprised.gif

levinea Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 1:25pm
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If anyone has (or has found) a tutorial/instructions for making the football helmet cake, PLEASE post them or send me a pm or e-mail. I did a search in the forums for instructions and lots of posts have existed in the past, but the contents of all of them were apprently lost in the crash.

I need to do a football helmet cake by 9/11 and desperately need instructions. If anyone can help, please let me know.

mixinvixen Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 5:44pm
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starting the process today, and plan on taking a ton of pics...cake is due tomorrow evening, so i'll probably post then...i'm so freaking nervous!!!!!

Frankyola Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 6:00pm
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Hi I would love to have the instructions too, I would like to make one for my husband birthday He is Green Bay Packers fan and he would be so exited having a football helmet for his birthday.

Mixinvixen, I'm so exited to because i'm planing to do a pirate ship for my nephew's birthday a BIG ONE!!!!! and I never done this I am going to take tones of pictures to post them and the instructions too. I hope It came up goo thumbs_up.gif if not check in the disasters forum. icon_cry.gif

Thank You so much in advance

Kiddiekakes Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 6:30pm
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I baked 2 or 3.. 8 inch cakes..(Can't remember ) I also bought the Betty Crocker bake N fill pan of the pans is an 8 inch half ball pan.I baked one 8 inch half ball (Wilton's is 6 inch)..I stacked the cakes with BC in between and carved the face area out for the face mask.(Dont forget to dowel) Originally I was going to cover in fondant but it was too heavy and began to tear so I did BC instead.I don't use a crusting BC recipe so mine wasn't as smooth as you can get with papertowel and a crusting BC.I made the face mask a few weeks in advance with gumpaste so it was really hard by then.I covered the cake in grey BC and airbrushed it silver as I was doing the Dallas Cowboys helmut.I airbrushed the face mask black a day or so before so it would dry...once the cake was all done I set the face mask in place and finished it with the details...It turned out okay..I wasn't that happy with it but the customer loved it!!

nicegurl222 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 6:42pm
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you can try to use a round cake pan and then scuplt the form of a helmet using a picture. thats what i would do. im pretty much agreeing with

Bettycrockermommy Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 6:55pm
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I would love to see a picture of your Dallas Cowboys helmet. I am considering making one this week.


Frankyola Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:04pm
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Hi kiddiekakes! Thank You so much for posting the instructions, you are so nice giving us a little bit of you time and as Bettycrockermommy said if you have pictures of your dallas cowboys helmet can you post them?

Than You so much again! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

keyshia Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:34pm
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here's a post that had some instruction on it too...thought it was informative. icon_smile.gif

I'm planning to make one for my hubby's birthday in oct...eeks! icon_smile.gif

Frankyola Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:40pm
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Thank You soooooooo much keyshia!!!

thank you, thank you, thank you 10000000 thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

levinea Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:47pm
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Thanks everyone who posted tips and links - much appreciated!

I don't know why I'm so nervous about this one.

shanasweets Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:10pm
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I have done a couple, mine were smaller and placed on top of rectangle cake. I only used 1 6in round layer and 1 portion of sports ball. (so I half a ball). I placed half ball on 6 in round. Cut small portion of half ball and down the 6 in. so it looked indented a little. Did not really take much off. *(why waste cake). I made the face grill in advance with gumpaste. I have a bowl about the same size as the half ball and taped it to the 6 in pan. Used clay gun to make ropes and shaped on bowl/pan. then let it dry for 24 hours on this mold, took off and let finish drying without mold. gumpaste was really fragile still, but it works. Then after I made cake and placed on sheet cake, would place the grill up to the cake. My cakes were buttercream. good luck, these are always crowd pleasers.

Kiddiekakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 2:12am
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Here is my Helmut but it is really not good so forgive the mess!!!

kacurtis403 Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 2:24am
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I think you did a fantastic job especially with the face mask. What did you end up using to make the face maskt? Looks like I might have to try one now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kiddiekakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 1:47pm
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I used gumpase and let it harden over a few weeks.

mixinvixen Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 3:25pm
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becky27 Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 3:42pm
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well thanks alot girls!!! i have to make one too!!! it is the season!!!! i had no idea how i was going to make this cake!!!! thanks for the tutorials and tips!!!!

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