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Coolest Fire Chief Helmet Cake 14

by Christine D.
(North Carolina)

Homemade Fire Chief Helmet Cake

Homemade Fire Chief Helmet Cake

Homemade Fire Chief Helmet Cake
Homemade Fire Chief Helmet Cake
Homemade Fire Chief Helmet Cake

I made this Homemade Fire Chief Helmet Cake to celebrate the birthday of the fire chief in our community.

I started by tracing an actual helmet (my son is a volunteer fire fighter) onto poster board. I then traced the poster board shape onto flexible cardboard. I glued the two pieces together and curved it. I held it in place by stretching a piece of package tape from one side to the other. I allowed that to dry over night. I baked two 9" round cakes and then used 1/2 of another cake I mixed and baked it in a Pyrex mixing bowl.

After allowing them to cool I layered them with butter cream, crumb coated the entire cake and allowed it to dry overnight. I used a fondant recipe that called for 1 lb of miniature marshmallows melted in the microwave and then mixed and kneaded with 2 lbs of powdered sugar. I covered the cardboard brim with white fondant and placed the cake on top. I rolled fondant into ropes and put them over the helmet to make the raised areas and then covered the entire top with fondant. I made a 3/4" strip to put along the base of the cake where it the fondants met. The shield was a piece of cardboard also covered in fondant. I piped the letters on and allowed it to dry flat over night. My son also had an extra eagle shield holder so I applied that and secured it with toothpicks.

I placed the entire cake onto a piece of floral foam I covered with aluminum foil and used tacky glue to hold it on a 1/4" piece of wood cut to size and covered with freezer paper. I wrapped fondant around the foam to hide it. The rear of the hat was made to look like the fireproof hood they wear. I hear it was a big hit.

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Great job!!
by: Anonymous

This looks great! You did a great job!

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