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3D Football helmet cake tutorial?

post #1 of 63
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Does anyone have a tutorial on how to do a 3D football helmet cake? I was asked to make one for Feb 1st. If so please can you send me the instructions. I need to purchase the items this week. Thank you.
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post #2 of 63
I would like to know too....hope you get an answer.
post #3 of 63
The Dec 2006 ACD magazine has an article on this. They use 3- 10" round cakes. I haven't made it but am planning to for the Superbowl.
post #4 of 63
Here you'll find instructions I posted for the helmet in my little avatar photo: http://forum.cakecentral.com/need-instructions-for-a-foofball-ftopicp-6194052.html#6194052
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post #6 of 63
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Thank you Flourpots for the directions, I copied them. Can you tell me what kind of cake you used? I need a nice firm cake (WASC?)
thanks also Kayla1505, I can't afford to pay for the tutorial, I wish I could but money is so tight right now. But she gave a nice demo.
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post #7 of 63
You're welcome...I used the WASC chocolate (2 layers), and the WASC white (2 layers)...the dome on top was choc., then white below, then choc. and white at the base.
post #8 of 63
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WASC Chocolate is that listed in the cc recipes? I have made the white but not chocolate. Thank you again so much.

Did you use buttercream icing or fondant for the helmet?
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post #9 of 63
No problem. The helmet is covered with fondant.

Here's the version of chocolate WASC I use:
1 box of chocolate cake mix [I use Pillsbury's - the one that contains 1 cup of pudding in the mix]
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cups cocoa [I use Hershey's unsweetened]
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1-1/3 cups coffee [I microwave 1-1/3 cups of water for 50 seconds and add 1-1/4 tsp. of instant coffee to it, stir, then let it cool a little]
2 Tb. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
3 lg. eggs

Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir with a whisk. Add the remaining ingredients and mix for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured pans [I use butter and a parchment circle], filling each a little over half full. Bake in a pre-heated 325 deg. oven till it tests done [Mine takes 45 minutes].
post #10 of 63
I know the Superbowl is over, so this is a little late. But I took pictures of how I do my football helmets. The process is pretty similar to FlowerPots, it's just bigger. I'll put them together and make a tutorial.
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post #11 of 63
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Originally Posted by KittisKakes

I know the Superbowl is over, so this is a little late. But I took pictures of how I do my football helmets. The process is pretty similar to FlowerPots, it's just bigger. I'll put them together and make a tutorial.



WOW! Thank you so much! I have been wanting to make a Cowboys helmet for my DH b-day in July! This will be such a great help! thumbs_up.gif
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post #12 of 63
Hello, has anyone made a tutorial for the 3d football helmet cake yet, would love to have it if possible. I want to do a cake for my daughters football team banquet on Friday
post #13 of 63
Here's a kind of draft of what I'm putting together for a tutorial. The pics will help with the face mask. Let me know if I can help in any other way. Kitti

Let's see...The bottom layer of the large helmet is made of 2 - 8" layers and the top layer is a dome pan with an 8" base. Actually, I used the pan you see on TV that Betty Crocker sells for a cake within a cake http://www.bakenfill.com/?sour.....GgodgDhiCw , but any large, sports ball pan should do. I do have a cake board under the half ball cake for added support, with the edge cut off. The edge needs to be trimmed for when you go to carve out the shape of the cake. (Look at the pic). Supports under the top layer wouldn't hurt.

Stack the cakes and then stake them with a dowel. I dont freeze them anymore since Ive gotten used to cutting into the cake, but if this is the first time you will be doing it, I suggest you freeze the cake before you carve it. Freeze the cake for a couple of hours. While it is frozen, using a serrated knife, cut away from the cake until the desired shape is achieved. Next, crumb coat it while it is still frozen. Once it comes to room temperature, ice it. I use a crusting buttercream icing. Let it "crust" for 10 - 15 minutes and then smooth it with either Viva or Job Squad paper towels.

For the logo, I used the pin prick method in the past. I printed up the size I wanted and then poked holes through the outline. I carefully put that on the side of the cake and ran my finger over the holes. When you remove the paper, the holes will be imprinted on the icing. Then you pretty much connect the dots to get the picture. Fill in the picture with the appropriate colors. Fortunately, I now have an edible image printer.

For the face mask, use gumpaste, or at least a 50/50 mix of gumpaste/fondant. Fondant by itself will soften when it is in contact with the buttercream. And if you can, do the mask a week in advance.

What I did was roll out ropes of gumpaste/fondant. I used a 1-1/2 gallon pitcher, covered with wax paper, that had an 8" diameter, so a hat box or some kind of cylinder with the same diameter would work. I rolled 2 pieces about 1 long each and another piece about 2 long. These form the center, vertical lines. (Follow the pics). I then took another rope and started about half way up one side of the pitcher, then looped it over to the same spot on the other side. Then lay 2 horizontal ropes. The ropes touched the countertop on both sides of the pitcher. There was probably a space of 1" to 1 -1/2" between them. I usually do this a week in advance to make sure it dries really well. The two ends of the horizontal ropes are the "posts" that are put into the cake. I believe the front part of the mask was just over 2" from top to bottom. If you have to paint it, don't forget to do the inside part of the mask, because that will be noticeable

You can do a smaller version if you want to, just use 2 - 6" layers for the bottom and one of the Wilton ball pans will fit. For the face mask I used a can the size of a large formula can.

These are very basic instructions. Ive seen some really good helmets with lots of details out there. But this will at least get you started.
LL
post #14 of 63
Thanks, so much this is a big help. I will get started on the face mask tomorrow
post #15 of 63
if you like to get the shinny look of the helmet just airbursh it with water, just a little mist. see the mask on my phantom of the opera cake.
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