One of the groom’s cakes we’ve recently done was a 3-D carved cake that looked like a Gators football helmet.
Doing a 3-D carved cake always adds quite a bit of difficulty to the whole process, but the hardest part of this cake wasn’t the carving. In fact, I achieved a new personal record and carved the whole thing in 25 minutes! It’s basically just a block of cake that you round to a sphere – not too complicated.
Once the orange fondant was in place, the rest of the decorations were pretty simple: blue and white stripes down the middle, an edible image Gators log slapped on the sides, and gum paste snakes rolled for the face mask.
For a finishing touch, I spread some sugar “sand” around the base of the helmet and put little random patches of grass.