First Timer Sculpting

Decorating By savvycakes Updated 30 Sep 2010 , 3:07am by Bskinne

 savvycakes  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
savvycakes Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 6:47pm
post #1 of 7

I'm going to attempt to sculpt a football helmet cake. Does anyone have any ideal and experiences that can help me. This is my first time trying to sculp a cake.
Thanks in advance.

6 replies
 tastyart  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
tastyart Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 7:02pm
post #2 of 7

Make sure you have pictures to look at while sculpting. If you have pics from many angles that's even better. HTH

 cakecraft  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
cakecraft Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 7:14pm
post #3 of 7

Go slow...you can take more cake off if you need to much more easily than putting it back on! Also, I find frozen cake much easier to carve. Less crumbs to deal with, too. Like tastyart said, have lots of pics to refer to, or even better use a real object as a guide. Have fun!

 mbark  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mbark Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 7:20pm
post #4 of 7

for the 2 or 3 sculpted cake I have done, I found it was much easier than I anticipated so don't worry too much until you give it a go. I agree with all the advice already said.
Good luck!

 gjserf  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
gjserf Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 7:24pm
post #5 of 7

you could try and use the wilton ball pan for the helmet.

 savvycakes  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
savvycakes Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 2:52am
post #6 of 7

Thanks everyone for all the great advice!

 Bskinne  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Bskinne Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 3:07am
post #7 of 7

I agree with using the ball pan, and putting the half sphere on top of a couple of rounds so you don't have to carve a lot. Also, freezing it slightly helps. After shaping, you might want to put it back in fridge/freezer so it will firm up prior to the crumbcoat, so you don't have pieces falling off. icon_smile.gif just make sure it is room temp prior to final icing coat or fondant being put on. Good luck!

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%