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
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
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.
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!!!!!
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 if not check in the disasters forum.
Thank You so much in advance
I baked 2 or 3.. 8 inch cakes..(Can't remember ) I also bought the Betty Crocker bake N fill pan set..one 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!!
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
I would love to see a picture of your Dallas Cowboys helmet. I am considering making one this week.
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!
here's a post that had some instruction on it too...thought it was informative.
I'm planning to make one for my hubby's birthday in oct...eeks!
Thank You soooooooo much keyshia!!!
thank you, thank you, thank you 10000000
Thanks everyone who posted tips and links - much appreciated!
I don't know why I'm so nervous about this one.
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.
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!
I used gumpase and let it harden over a few weeks.
thread with my experience and pics
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!!!!