I am looking for any ideas, on how to make individual birthday party hat cakes for guests to take home. Would appreciate any ideas.
You actually want them to be made out of cake? Not a fondant hat on a cake?
About the only thing I can think of is to use graduated round cutters and stack the cakes or cookies....probably topping it (for the point) w/a mini marshmallow. It's going to be a lot of work. Hope you edon't have to make 50 of them
Actually, I need 55
Give yourself time. These will take longer than you think. I suggest baking round cookies in graduated size then cover w/fondant.
What about doing flat cookies in the shape of party hats....or you could do a cookies on a stick....wrap in celo bags, makes a great favor.
You could always do cupcakes and put a sugar cone on top but upside down to look like a party hat. Just decorate the sugar cone with pretty colors and you would have something they all could take home and enjoy. HTH
edited because I can't type today.
.......cupcakes and put a sugar cone on top........
Yah Stuff the cone w/cake OR choco mixed w/RCT or nuts or dried fruit etc.
How about using the Mini Wonder Mold pan from Wilton?
Mini Wonder Mold #2105-3020
I have used it to make the mini-dolls and for Santa Hats that are in my pictures.
I think the easiest thing to do would be the mini wonder mold pan. You can bake four cakes at a time and they are just about the shape for a party hat. I would make little tips for the hats out of RKTs and then you can use buttercream or fondant. You could even make the little "pouf" on top using a grass tip!! I hope this helps!! Good Luck!!!
Here's a link using the mini wonder mold to make a party hat, as has been suggested.
55!?! Whew. Be sure to post a pic for us when you're done and good luck.
If this is for a client, I hope you're charging about $30 each for them.
Why 30 dollars each?
The first Confetti cakes book has mini party hat cakes in it.
I'll try to scan it. She stacks circles, but i also think a mini wonder mold would work!
Crap! it was too big Sorry!
I did individual mini mad hatter, hat cakes for a friend (in photos), and used 2" mini round cake pans. You can buy them from Global Sugar Art (here's the link http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17141).
. . . another option . . . if your client doesn't want to pay for the "big idea" . . .
and then you could make the hats out of gumpaste/fondant or candy clay after this design . . .
. . . still cute . . . not nearly as labor intensive . . .
because individual cakes are more time-consuming and labor-intensive to decorate. Those 55 individual cake will take more time and effort than a 6 tier wedding cake and if you don't charge enough you will hate yourself when it's done. I don't know anyone that charges less than $20 for a single-tier individual decorated cake. Most are in the $25-35 range for individual tiered wedding style cakes. Something like a party hat that might involve carving or shaping would definitely be up there with those.
You should get the book Cake Expressions by Dottie Smith. I found it at Books A Million. In her book she has the cutest party cake hats!
Good Luck and I can't wait to see pictures!