Does anyone have the tutorial or know where I can find it?
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.
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.
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!
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-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 :)