11.20.2008

Hat Cake



This is a fun concept. It's not super easy but practice makes perfect. If you try this and it does't come out perfect don't give up. This is for my Father-In-Law and he is going to love it no matter what, so I got brave and gave this a try.


I used MMF for all the stuff you see and buttercreme for the inside. I dried the brim over a real hat, covered in plastic food wrap. Took about 4 days to harden completely. Then I flipped and let the top dry for about half a day.


The cakes were baked round then carved into the oval shape. The parts that were cut off were re-used on the top of the cake to give the rounded effect at the top. I used a very sharp knife to remove sections on the top sides to make the indent you see. Carving is a delicate process. You can always take more off but it's a pain to put it back on, so slow is best on those areas.


The cake is a bit lumpy but all things considered I think it came out okay. 

6 comments:

Brandy said...

I saw this when you posted on 2peas - OMG, that cake is AWESOME!! You are SOOOO talented!!

Tanya said...

Now that is just way too cool! LOVE it!

Sarah said...

Ok, I am definitely not going to post a pic of my daughter's bday cake on my blog now! Next year I'm just going to hire you to make one for her ok? (:

Elizabeth said...

Sarah, I bet your cake is lovely!! You should be proud of anything you do. Heck, some of my cakes are outright flops. :) I've made cakes that literally caved in on themselves. Learned a lot too. :)

Tammy said...

WOW! Go Liz. That cake looks great!

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