Ok I was asked to make a hard hat cake for this Friday and need info ASAP on how to go about doing that.
And for those of you that have how much did you charge for yours so I have an idea for pricing?
Can you use the fireman's hat posted here on CC http://cakecentral.com/article53-How-To-Make-a-3D-Fire-Helmet-Cake.html take off the brim and trim?
Not sure if that will help or not but here is a bump also
I've done a similar thing with 2- 8" layers and a half-round on top, using a casserole dish for the half round. A strip of fonadant around the bottom edge for the little lip and a larger semi-circle for the brim. Pipe the ridges with b/c and you're there! (somehow I never expected the 25 years I spent in construction to come in handy as a cake decorator, but it has.)
I charge $60 for hat cakes about this size, or a little less if using b/c instead of fondant for the main part of the hat.
Hope this helps.
Thanks ladies. I think I am going to go with the wilton soccer ball pan with a round underneath. I am hoping that will give me 20 servings. I know the soccer ball pan is larger than the half ball pan but can't find how many servings it is.
Thanks again for your help.