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post #16 of 24

mbranko....I did carve in around the base.   Not sure it it was as small as a 8" though.  ...though a smaller base cake would've made for less carving.  I can only recommend you print up a bunch of different angles...front shot...back shot, side and just start taking off a little at a time.    Keep your cake tops as you may need them for the back.  It actually comes together quicker than you think. 

 

I'm not sure how much fondant....the front piece behind the face mask was black fondant so that part was cut out from the main color.   Just remember to cover it COLD.  It's so much easier to work with.   Use cake boards...especially under the top of the cake because of the overhang.  

 

I don't think I answered any of your questions.   I can hardly wait to see yours and hear of your progress.    Keep us posted with pictures along the way. 

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post #17 of 24
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Thanks Debbie! This is a favor for a friend -a gift- and we just finalized that we are doing the cake and it's due next weekend.Trying to get everything together. I'll post pics when I'm done. :)

post #18 of 24

I like Maureen's cake.   Wonder what she used for the top layer...I would think the half ball pan would bee too small.    I wouldn't mind using a different combination of cake sizes to create a more natural shape...and lessen the carving. 

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post #19 of 24

I am so happy I found this thread. I never thought about buying a face guard. I had a good fight with a face guard this weekend, I won In the end but it was touch and go there for a minute...lol.

post #20 of 24

Some folks like to use 100% edible products....it just wasn't worth the stress, to me.    I have that mask up to the cake a ton of times to make sure everything is carved just right.   I didn't want to deal with a fragile object.

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post #21 of 24
I couldn't find the exact face mask you mentioned either, but I got a similar one on Amazon for $13.59. Schutt Sports Youth EGOP-YF Super Pro Carbon Steel Football Faceguard . I used 3-10" layers and baked the top one in the bowl of my Kitchen Aide! It worked perfectly and was just the right size. I did have to bake it longer--don't know how much--just kept checking.
post #22 of 24

That's great!   Make sure you post a pic!

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post #23 of 24
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Oh dear. i wish I could. I had to re-bake all teh cakes becuse i did not have anough and then they all split on me. unfortunately I was unable to do the cake. :(

post #24 of 24

Aww sorry about that!

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