It's turning into a many step process to make a fireman's helmet cake for my father in laws retirement(from the fire department)/60th birthday party. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I was in the dark about how many little details there are. So far I have the emblem done. I'm satisfied with it, not 100% happy, but I honestly don't see me being able to make it any better, plus I have much more to focus on in the next few days as it is not the only cake that I have to work on!
And done (seen with his actual fire fighter's helmet):
I've also attempted to recreate his name tag that is velcroed to the helmet:
Now the cake shaping process begins:
Gotta add that little ridge down the top: