I am making a graduation cake for my son. I purchased the Wilton wonder mold to make the base of the cap. Does anyone have suggestions for the top of the cap? I was going to cover an 8 x 8 cake board with gumpaste or fondant...does that sound right?
check out my pics, I did one last year, I made the flat top out of gumpaste rolled thin and let it dry for a few days, i didn't use a board
That is how I would do it.
I would use foamcore
Is that an 8 x 8?
I don't remember what size I made it, if you are asking me. I think I just eyeballed what size would look ok
Here is a link to a Graduation Cap cake pan.
i have made two. the first i wrapped a piece of cardboard in fondant. the folds underneath were a bit awkward. the second i was just going to make from a piece of fondant. i didn't allow enough drying time though, so put a thin cardboard/thick paper, cut a bit smaller, underneath the fondant piece. that worked out well. gave a bit of support.
pictures at www.idreaminsugar.com. the first one is the tiger themed one. the 2nd is the france themed one.
i have a small (4x4) square pan and a small ball mold. I use chocolate for graduation caps. i just add black powder to dark chocolate.