How Do I Make Individual Party Hat Cakes

Decorating By REDNSASSY Updated 13 Nov 2008 , 3:04am by terri76

REDNSASSY Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:22pm
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Hi,

I am looking for any ideas, on how to make individual birthday party hat cakes for guests to take home. Would appreciate any ideas.
Thanks,
Kathy

16 replies
kakeladi Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:06pm
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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 themicon_smile.gif

REDNSASSY Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:41pm
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Actually, I need 55 icon_sad.gif

kakeladi Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:21pm
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Give yourself time. These will take longer than you think. I suggest baking round cookies in graduated size then cover w/fondant.

terrylee Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:27pm
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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.

Meemawfish Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:31pm
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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. icon_lol.gif HTH

edited because I can't type today. icon_cry.gif

kakeladi Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:40pm
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.......cupcakes and put a sugar cone on top........

Yahicon_smile.gif Stuff the cone w/cake OR choco mixed w/RCT or nuts or dried fruit etc.

CakesByBabycakes Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:53pm
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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.
Good Luck!

Rebelady Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:03pm
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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!!!

nanikins Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:10pm
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Here's a link using the mini wonder mold to make a party hat, as has been suggested.

http://www.wilton.com/idea/Put-on-a-Hat-and-Party-Mini-Cake

55!?! Whew. Be sure to post a pic for us when you're done and good luck.

PinkZiab Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:13pm
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If this is for a client, I hope you're charging about $30 each for them.

CakesByBabycakes Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:15pm
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Why 30 dollars each?

kellymarie Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:20pm
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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 icon_smile.gif Sorry!

SCS Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:23pm
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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).

HTH's!

dragonflydreams Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 8:30pm
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. . . another option . . . if your client doesn't want to pay for the "big idea" . . .


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/101/308360836_e943d1a12a.jpg?v=0


and then you could make the hats out of gumpaste/fondant or candy clay after this design . . .

http://www.plumparty.com/partysupply/graphics/products/large/20738.jpg

. . . still cute . . . not nearly as labor intensive . . .

PinkZiab Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 1:36am
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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.

terri76 Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 3:04am
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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!

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