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post #16 of 20
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Okay, so here it is. I started out with using gumpaste for the mask and letting it dry for a couple of days. Friday came (cake was due next afternoon) and the mask crumbled in my hands. This was at 4pm. I was also hoping to use a friends edible printer for the logo and it wasn't working so I lost 4 hours (1-4pm). So now my cake is carved and crumb coated and it's already 4pm on Friday...YIKES!
I took Belinda's advice and started using floral wire to design my mask, covered it in gumpaste...and it worked. I coved my cake in fondant (did it twice) and even then I wasn't totally happy as it had stretched a bit forming "elephant" skin just above the face area but I had to move onward as time was running out. I made my logo by cutting out the shape using black and blue fondant and laying it on the white fondant background...wow...looked great and things were moving along. I finished at 10pm. Still not happy with the stretched out elephant skin fondant but I had to live with it and hope the customer was going to be happy with it. She had friends pick it up and they loved it so hopefully she will too. The party is tommorrow for the Seahawk's game and it's a surprise for her husband. Whew! Thank Belinda and everyone else for all of your help...I couldn't have done it without you!
Jacqui
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post #17 of 20
Wow that looks really great! You did a fantastic job and I love how you covered your board too! I think your hard work has paid off.
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post #18 of 20

Hello to all,

 

I know this is an old thread but I'm doing a helmet cake for my son's birthday and this info came just perfect. Thank you ladies!!

 

Oh btw, it's a Seahawks helmet Ladyonzlake :-)

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post #19 of 20

Hi Rosie!

 

Somehow I came across this comment. I have never made a shiny finish but I read that if you mix a little corn syrup with vodka and then brush it on the fondant, it stays shiny.I'd start with equal amounts of vodka/corn syrup and the keep adding until you get a consistency that it' easy to apply. You may need to do several coats, I guess you can first try it on a small piece of fondant as a test. Good luck amiga!!

post #20 of 20
You can use confectioners glaze http://www.globalsugarart.com/confectioners-glaze-ounces-p-23836.html ...its relaly easy to work with, and the result is great... smells like nail polish, but its edible icon_smile.gif
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