Step 1: Tools and Ingredients
1 package puff pastry
~ 2 quarts strawberry ice cream
handful fresh strawberries
strawberry jam (optional)
waxed paper or parchment paper
rolling pin (optional)
oven-proof head-shaped base (I used a plaster cast of scoochmaroo's face, but you could also use wadded-up paper and/or foil balls, the underside of a face-shaped cake pan, or anything roughly oval (a squash, a bowl) with a nose-shape attached.)
Step 2: Prepare head form
I chose to pre-heat my plaster head form along with the oven, which worked out well.
Step 3: Cover head in puff pastry
- Set the pastry atop the preheated head form, making sure it's properly centered, and smooth down into all the nooks and crannies.
- Use your fingers to open up the eyes. Push puff pastry back to create neatly-rounded openings with reinforced edges.
- Use a butter knife to make slits over the mouth. Protip: leaving a few 'threads" of connecting pastry at the middle of the slit keeps it from gaping open as the pastry cooks. Check my finished pictures for examples of with-and-without connecting thread examples.
- use a straw to make perfect little circles in the forehead region for that authentic hockey goalie mask look. You can also do this over the mouth, but I preferred the slits.