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Flourpots Football Helmet Cake tutorial- does anyone have the link or instructions to share?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I found the thread from a few years back where Flourpots posted a link to her football helmet cake tutorial but when I opened the link it was not there.

Does anyone have the tutorial or know where I can find it?

Thank you!

Erin
post #2 of 24

I've done 3.     If her tutorial doesn't resurface, I'll try to write one up.  With mine, I do not make the face mask...too much stress with breakage.   I buy mine from Academy Sports and cover them in fondant.

 

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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #3 of 24
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Wow!!! They look awesome!!! Do these face guards come in different sizes? How did you know it would fit the helmet? This is my main concern. I plan on using 8 inch rounds and stacking and sculpting from there- is that the size you used?

Thank you fit helping me out.
post #4 of 24

I use a 3 - 10"s and a 6".   I also save my cake tops for the back to make it rounder.   The face mask I buy only comes in one size.  They're cheap too..but super heavy.  Not sure if there are other sizes.   After I do the basic carving...I hold that mask to the front of the cake a hundred times to make sure everything is right...then you have to carve more to allow for the buttercream and fondant thickness.   That's why I don't want to fool with a gumpaste facemask.

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post #5 of 24
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I feel the same way- I font want to fiddle with a GP mask. However I was on the academy sports website and they had a bunch of football guards - do you recall which one you purchased? They had a few adult ones as well as some youth ones.

Thanks!
post #6 of 24

Mine was the "All-Star Football Cage"....Item 0013581079 for $14.99.   It took longer to cover it in fondant than to carve then entire cake!  

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #7 of 24
Thank you ddaigle for providing the Item # 0013581079. I looked on Academy Sports site and couldn't find it without that. I only found ones for about $30 and I don't want to pay that much! BTW your helmet cakes are fantastic!
post #8 of 24
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Thank you so much for helping me and posting which one. That is a tremendous help. I was hoping it was that one as the others are closer to $30.
post #9 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ddaigle View Post

I use a 3 - 10"s and a 6".   I also save my cake tops for the back to make it rounder.   The face mask I buy only comes in one size.  They're cheap too..but super heavy.  Not sure if there are other sizes.   After I do the basic carving...I hold that mask to the front of the cake a hundred times to make sure everything is right...then you have to carve more to allow for the buttercream and fondant thickness.   That's why I don't want to fool with a gumpaste facemask.

I just want to make sure- do you use three 10 inch cakes with the 6 inch in top and then carve to get the round shape in top?
post #10 of 24

Yes...and I use some of the cake tops for the back to get the roundness.   I took tons of pictures from all different angles and just carve, carve, carve.  One time I had a mini helmet which I really liked having.

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #11 of 24
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Awesome! Thanks again!!
post #12 of 24

HI, hope this helps

 

 

 

http://cakesdecor.com/Maureen/blog/484

post #13 of 24
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Icer- thanks ! I saw this tutorial and asked Maureen s question about the support. From what I can see there is no cake board underneath the top tier that sticks out over the face area. I have no idea how it stays out there.
post #14 of 24

Hey, i am looking at the pic again, Yes, i do see a cake board underneath top layer. Look at 3rd pic down, i think side view and you will see it. It has to be . lol!!!

post #15 of 24
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Debbie-I hate to bother you again about the cake, but I'm about to start working on details and have a few questions:

 

1. i see that you carved the bottom of the 10 inch rounds- looks to be about an 8 inch round now. What size cake base did you use? I am looking to get a 16 inch round (foamcoare) as i am putting a happy birthday plaque on the "field"

 

2. Roughly how much fondant do you think you used for the actual helmet? (not the stripes/team emblem/inside face area)? I am doing a Chicago Bears cake and have gotten one 2 lb. tub of navy Fondant from Chocopan- wondering if I would need to order another (I'm using the same cake dimenstions as you).

 

Thanks you do much for your help. I went to order the facemask and it was sold out! I found another that is similar in size- keep your fingers crossed :)

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