I am making a fire fighter helmet for a grooms cake. The actual brim slopes downwards and I was wondering if anyone had some experience with this. How would I construct the brim? and would this be something made in fondant or gumpaste? Any thoughts or tips would be helpful. Thanks
I would be interested in knowing as well. I have a firefighter helmet groom's cake coming up next month!
My opinion would be to set the cake up on something so the brim could be bent downward. If your main cake of the helmet is a 10" then stack a couple of boards under it to give it the height needed to bend it downward. We did the entire cake in fondant. We placed a piece of fondant down first to be the brim. Then placed the cake on top of that and covered it with fondant. Seeing how it was a black helmet I took wilton black coloring and mixed in a little vodka to paint it. Came out great!
Thank you! that will do the trick! great advice. I get a little stuck sometimes. What a great forum and wonderful that fellow cake artists share their knowledge. Do you have a picture of your cake?
The only thing that worked for me was covering a child play hat and using modeling chocolate. I cut the brim, set it on the hat (which was in a bowl to keep it from wobbling), and when it was set, I placed a 6 inch cake in the brim.