My friend Heidi's son told her he wanted a Halo cake for his birthday. Since Heidi is an awesome mom and Blake rocks, she said yes and asked me if I would help her make it. She decided to make the helmet of one of the alien things and here is what we came up with:
These pictures were taken before the shimmer powder was brushed on, but you get the idea. I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Heidi deserves most of the credit because she did the carving. I'm not sure I would have had the guts to tackle something like this on my own. Also, she let me in on a secret to make boxed cake mixes even more delicious: add a pudding mix to the cake mix and add an extra egg (hopefully I am remembering this correctly...). It makes a HUGE difference and I will be doing this every time I make a cake from now on.