The Colts Football Helmet Cake was for my son's 11th Birthday. This is a white cake with almond extract and buttercream icing. I used an 8" spring form pan and I used the large stainless steel bowl from my Sunbeam standing mixer.
Now on the bottom of the bowl there is a plastic surface that is screwed in that must 1st be removed. Also, because I used such a deep bowl I baked on a lower degree than what I generally bake a cake on so that the cake would not over cook on the outside.
Once my cakes were cooled I used a cake leveler to level off the top of the cake that I made from my bowl. I divided the cake in three levels, brushed each level with sugar syrup and frosted each level with frosting. I then took my other cake, placed it on top of the other, divided and frosted. I used 4 dowels to keep the cake stable.
I carved my cake, and covered it in fondant icing. I colored and cut out fondant decorations. Bonded them to make cake with water. Paint the cake with a pearl luster dust. The face mask was made of fondant with flower wire inserted. This was formed, shaped, dried out and then bond to the cake. I received a lot of call regarding this cake.
Helpful Hint: Though I leveled my dowels, once the cake had really settled I realized they should have been a little shorter so cut your dowels a little shorter leaving room for the cake to settle.
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My better half's father (and the whole family) are fanatic Collingwood fans - what's more appropriate for his 60th than to make a Homemade Collingwood FC Football Cake? Stressed for time and inspiration, I decided to make a simple guernsey. I baked a double quantity of a chocolate fudge/mud cake. Froze it for a bit to make the cutting easier, then just cut out the 'v' for the neck and trimmed the arm holes.
Covered the whole thing in white fondant, (only because it is smoother and easy to handle). Then I made a simple ganache out of dark chocolate and used a spatula,(no palette knife?) to create the stripes down the guernsey. I cheated and cut out the emblems from magazines, covered them in contact and placed them on the cake, just held them in place with a drop of ganache. Made alphabet chocolate letters out of an alphabet chocolate mould and placed them on the cake, then outlined them with white chocolate writing icing - I'm not very good at piping. The candles were from a cheap shop, but all glittered in pink - so I just grabbed a black marker and covered the glitter, (everything must be black and white!!)
The candles were placed on the cake once the destination was met. Needless to say - Collingwood and Chocolate could'nt really go wrong with Johnny. He loved the cake and it was apparently polished off by the next day!