I just had someone ask me to do a cake with a dog with a cowboy hat on top. How should I go about doing this?? I can make a dog for sure...but I'm not sure how to make a cowboy hat
You could use a cupcake, carve a little out of the top for the dent of the hat, cover in fondant. For the brim you could use a piece of a bakery box cut in a sort of an oval (hat brim shape) and cover in fondant. Leave a cupcake size hole in the board though so it can be placed on top of the dogs head. Then use a dowel, thru the dogs head, slip the brim over the dowel, then put the cupcake on top. Just tell customer the brim is not ediable. HTH
Still thinking about this.
Depending on how big your dog is gonna be, you could also just form the hat from gumpaste or a mixture of gumpaste fondant.
Be sure to post a pic, sounds like it will be cute.