Cool Firefighter Helmet Cake

My son complained because I was making birthday cakes for my granddaughters, but haven’t made him one. Since he is a firefighter, I decided to make him a firefighter helmet cake. I baked the cake in a round oven proof bowl. For the rim on top, I used marzipan. To make it look like a used helmet, I colored marshmallow fondant with yellow and black food colors, mixing it so it looked marveled.

On the side I attached black fondant and textured it to look like Velcro tabs. The front was made with red fondant and a shield covered in gold. I again textured in black to make it look charred. I placed the helmet on black/gray colored coconut flakes, to resemble Ashes. The rim of the helmet actually looks like it was melting in the ashes. Needless to say, my son and everyone loved it.

Cool Firefighter Helmet Cake