I made this Steelers Helmet cake for my brother’s birthday Superbowl party. He’s been a huge Steeler’s fan since he was a little boy.
For the shape of the helmet I used a Wilton’s soccer ball pan for the top layer. I layered that on top of 2 8″ round layers. Then I carved the shape. Black colored buttercream icing was used to crumb coat first then a thicker layer was applied. I smoothed with paper towel.
The face guard and Steelers emblem were made with gumpaste. I made the face guard a couple days before by laying a water pitcher on it’s side forming it over that. I let it set for a couple days then when the time came I just attached it to the cake carefully, as it was very fragile. I made the Steelers emblem and added while it was still soft. Toothpicks were inserted to help keep it in place. Unfortunately the red coloring bled a little.
This cake was a huge hit at my brother’s Superbowl party. The guys went crazy over it.