Tips For This Flat Football Helmet Cake!

Decorating By PeanutButterQueen Updated 25 Sep 2011 , 12:58am by jules5000

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PeanutButterQueen Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 7:16pm
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Hi folks. I am a cupcake decorator and don't have too much experience with cakes. That being said, I've been asked to do a helmet cake like this

Any ideas you can think of how I should go about decorating it? I also wonder if I should try to cut the cake in half to do a filling? I don't think it's really thick enough to do that.

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sweettreat101 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 3:42am
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You can torte the cake but it would be easier to bake two layers. If you want to torte a single two inch layer I would take a ruler and mark one inch up on the sides all the way around. I either use my Wilton cake leveler or a long piece of dental floss and pull it through the areas that I marked. Slide a cake board between the layers to remove the top. After you add your frosting dam and filling slide your cake back into place.

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HeyWife Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 4:40am
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I just made one using the Wilton helmet pan.

I think you could fill it as long as you torte it evenly as mentioned above. It was a bit of a pain to smooth the buttercream so if you're new to this you might want to try star-tipping the icing.

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PeanutButterQueen Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 12:44am
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Thank you guys.
Yeah I think I"ll try using the star tip... seems like it might be easier.

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jules5000 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 12:58am
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Peanutbutter queen: I clicked that url you gave, but kept getting messages that they couldn't find what I was trying to look for? But stars would be a good idea. It is a lot of work, but if you are patient it will look really good.

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