November is a big month for birthdays in our family. We have birthdays for my mom, dad and husband all within a two week time frame. This year I wanted to surprise the men in my life with some manly birthday cakes in the shape of a helmet with their favorite NFL teams decorated on top. It just so happens my dad is the biggest Green Bay Packers fan you’ll ever know and my husband is a (stinky) Dallas Cowboys fan.
To make these cakes I used the Wilton helmet cake pan that requires a single box mix and bakes in about an hour.
Once cooled, the cake pan can be flipped over to reveal a plain football helmet. Unlike the team specific cake pans from the NFL store, these are great because this one pan can be universally used for whatever football team you like whether that be a high school, college or professional team.
The only difficult part is that you’ll need to either create, print and transfer your design or free-hand it like I did. If you need to do a transfer, Wilton has a great technique you can learn about here.
With some of the Wilton gel colors for icing and a batch of fresh make buttercream, I was able to pipe dozens of little colored stars on each cake to create a Dallas Cowboys helmet cake and a Green Bay Packers helmet cake. The boys were HAPPY!
Disclosure – Wilton provided me with the cake pan and icing colors to create these cakes.