3D Football helmet cake tutorial?

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FlourPots Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 6:23pm
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My helmets both had 3 layers for the bottom...

The soccer ball pan sucks...it's a pain to get right. I ended up filling the pan half-way only, using 2 flower nails, putting a pan of hot water on the rack below (in the oven), and using homemade bake-even strips because the edges get so crispy (since it takes over an hour to bake).

tanyascakes Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 7:38pm
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Should I do 3? Everyone was saying 2 so that is what I did. But they are both 3 inches high, so will that make up the difference, do you think???

FlourPots Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 7:50pm
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Oh yeah...that'll work I think...mine were 2", and even a little less after leveling.

What team are you doing...just curious?.

tanyascakes Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:53am
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Okay, thanks again, Flourpots. Just a local school team here in town. Nohing big except for thebirthday boy!!!

tanyascakes Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 5:47pm
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I finally got the cake done this weekend. The birthday boy and his friends all loved it! That made my day, totally!!!! Thanks so much for the help, Flourpots, KittieKakes and all others!!!!

FlourPots Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 7:20pm
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You're welcome, but I didn't do anything icon_redface.gif...

It looks awesome!! You nailed it, baby!!...it looks just like the real one beside it!!

I love the shape and how smooth it is...did you use BC or ganache under your fondant, and what kind of fondant is that, by the way??

Love it!!

tanyascakes Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 7:24pm
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Oh, you did alot!!! Just the support and the information you gave me meant so much to me! That is why I love being in a caking community!!! I used BC under the fondant. The fondant was Wilton's mixed with some mmf and flavored with Lorann oil in Cotton Candy flavoring. Came out smooth as Ice without a problem!

FlourPots Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 8:01pm
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That is why I love being in a caking community!!!




Me too icon_smile.gif

andpotts Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 1:03am
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Originally Posted by tanyascakes

I finally got the cake done this weekend. The birthday boy and his friends all loved it! That made my day, totally!!!! Thanks so much for the help, Flourpots, KittieKakes and all others!!!!




Love it! I just commented on your photo, but wanted to come back and tell you your cake version of the helmet is better than the real one, lol!

tanyascakes Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 10:05pm
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Thanks for the positive comment, andpotts!! It was some stress for me, though. When I was done, I swore that I'd never do it again. But now, I am anxious for another order for one!!! Isn't that funny??? Actually, the face mask was less stressful than the carving for me. But now I think I may like cake carving even more!!

Yessie8372 Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 3:56pm
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I sooo glad there people like you that post the step by steps.... this really helps..... thanks kittyskakes for the photos~

Yessie8372 Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 11:30pm
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Thank you for the helmet face mask tip.... hopefuly my mask will come out looking ok LOL

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 11:57pm
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so cool. Thanks

icalise Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:20am
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Hi:

Can you guys re-explain how to cover the floral wire in gumpaste so that it looks smooth. This forum was so good!

FlourPots Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 9:45pm
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It's been brought to my attention that the link I posted on pg. 1 a year ago is no longer working, so the instructions for my little avatar helmet are here: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-613242-foofball.html

FullHouse Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 12:34am
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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've inspired me to make a Jets helmet for their last game this Sunday.

jenng1482 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 4:34am
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Thanks so much for the great instructions and pics. I'm making one for a grooms cake of a dear friend and think i may have gotten in over my head

FullHouse Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 1:18pm
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Thanks so much for the great instructions and pics. I'm making one for a grooms cake of a dear friend and think i may have gotten in over my head




I've seen you photos, you can do it. The carving really isn't so bad. I didn't have a ball pan so I just carved mine from a stack of 8" rounds and even that was ok. If you use a ball pan, then you really just have to carve the front out a bit. It also might be easier if you just cover it in buttercream rather than trying to wrap fondant around an odd shape. Do a test run if you have time and see what works for you.

wrightway777 Posted 27 Jan 2010 , 1:31pm
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heres a great pic that a recent cc'er posted, I love it...she gives some details in her photo comment for that pic. I know you dont have 5 days to do the mask part but its just too cool:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1566320

Peridot Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 8:55pm
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Just what I needed.

AuntieCakes Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 4:49pm
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This is a great post! I am new on the site and this is JUST what my nephew wants for his 10th birthday! (now to figure out the Patriots and the Vikings Logos...)

Will this post now be marked in my history? Because I have had nothing but trouble finding it to start with. Just being new and confused!

Jenmarlene Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 3:02pm
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save

IHeartCaking Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 1:18pm
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Hi Everyone!
I used the amazing KittisKakes tutorial and created the mask for a cake for my husband for tomorrow. I did the mask over a week ago and it has been drying. I tried to move it, or see if it was ready to be moved and one of the side bars snapped off! I have not been able to get it to go back on. I dont have tylose over here and really need some advice ASAP on how to fix this one!

FlourPots Posted 3 Nov 2011 , 1:24pm
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Since it's not going to be eaten, you can use regular glue...that's what I had to do for the face-mask in my avatar pic.

shelly29_1998 Posted 23 May 2013 , 12:07am
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hi there!!!  your helmet is so nice! I clicked on the link with your directions and it seems to be broken .. Do you mind emailing it to me PLEASEicon_biggrin.gif

 

my email is michelle@memories20038.com

ginou Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 8:51pm
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Nice of you to post your tutorial but I couldn't access it.  Would you be kind enough to email it to my personal email?  it's "ginou42@msn.com".

 

Thanks in advance,

Genevieve

ddaigle Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 9:19pm
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I've done 3 helmets and I think they've all turned out different.  My favorite is the Saints.   My Dallas Cowboys looks a little eggy to me.      I use 3-10" and 1-6"...I also save my domes that I cut off and used on the back and various other places.   I was too scared to make the mask so I ordered it from Academy Sports.  They are cheap...super sturdy and saved my sanity.   They come in black so I had to cover the LSU & Dallas one in fondant...which took longer than carving the helmet!   I had that mask on and off the cake so many times during carving...I can't image not being able to handle the gumpaste one like I did the bought one.  

 

ddaigle Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 9:26pm
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I've done 3 helmets and I think they've all turned out different.  My favorite is the Saints.   My Dallas Cowboys looks a little eggy to me.      I use 3-10" and 1-6"...I also save my domes that I cut off and used on the back and various other places.   I was too scared to make the mask so I ordered it from Academy Sports.  They are cheap...super sturdy and saved my sanity.   They come in black so I had to cover the LSU & Dallas one in fondant...which took longer than carving the helmet!   I had that mask on and off the cake so many times during carving...I can't image not being able to handle the gumpaste one like I did the bought one.  

 

ddaigle Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 9:36pm
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I've done 3 helmets and I think they've all turned out different.  My favorite is the Saints.   My Dallas Cowboys looks a little eggy to me.      I use 3-10" and 1-6"...I also save my domes that I cut off and used on the back and various other places.   I was too scared to make the mask so I ordered it from Academy Sports.  They are cheap...super sturdy and saved my sanity.   They come in black so I had to cover the LSU & Dallas one in fondant...which took longer than carving the helmet!   I had that mask on and off the cake so many times during carving...I can't image not being able to handle the gumpaste one like I did the bought one.  

 

ShugaTLC Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 2:09pm
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Hi,

I tried making the football helmet face mask last night and it was hard for me to assemble on the rounded canister. How do you get the "logs" on the end to stay in place on the rounded canister? Is there a quicker way to get the 50/50 gumpaste and fondant to dry faster (like can i put in in the refrigerator)? thank you.

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