For those of you who have made Phantom of the Opera cakes, I'm wondering the best way to make the mask? I was thinking I'd start with one of those white blank-face halloween masks, but can't find them at Party City because it's not Halloween! What did you use as a mold?
I did see a face mold at Hobby Lobby for clay or something, but it has smaller more pronounced features than your typical drama/halloween mask would.
Also, should I do this in gumpaste or a gumpaste/fondant mix, or something else?
I used a styrofoam head. (like what they display wigs with) You can get them pretty cheap. I think I paid about $8.
I would buy a styrofoam wig head and then make the mask from gumpaste and use that as the former for the face.
ooohhh that's a great idea - will hobby lobby have styro wig heads, or if not where can I find one? that's such a great idea - thanks guys, I never thought of that!
Is there a hair salon nearby? A wholesale store which sells hair products.Or check with a highschool who offers a Beauty Culture program.I bought mine off of Ebay for about $4.99
I got a plastic mask at Michael's. It was near the boa's & costume making stuff.
Have you got a Sally Beauty Supply near you? They sell those styro heads.
Thanks Lisa and Spencersmom98 - we have a Michaels' and Sally's nearby, so those will be my best bet - no time for ebay, need it for May 30 cake