Does anyone have instuctions on making a graduation hat?
I don't have instructions but I am doing a grad cap this weekend, this is what I planned on doing.......
bake off a 8inch round cake, cut the top on a slant (so the top tilts) cover in B/C, cut out cardboard square and cover in fondant for the top. tassles will be fondant I am using my sons playdough extruder (will not be eaten).
Thats the plan in my head. Hope this helps or atl east doesn't confuse you.
Ok, so the flat part of the hat is cardboard covered in fondant. That seems easy enough (famous last words). I was thinking of using half of a sports ball cake covered in fondant with the top trimmed a little so that the flat part of the hat sits level. I just couldn't figure out what the flat part was made from.
yes using a sports ball would work as well.
"Ok, so the flat part of the hat is cardboard covered in fondant. That seems easy enough (famous last words)" lol I stopped saying :seems easy enough" a loooong time ago, I learnt my lesson.
I made a graduation cap out of fondant/gumpaste mix. I rolled out the flat part to the size I wanted, cut it with a pizza cutter so it had clean edges. It has dried really firm and it will sit on another piece of gumpaste that I molded for the base. I will made the tassel out of fondant using my clay extruder. Hope this helps.
This graduation cap will actually sit on top of a cake.
Depending on how big of a cake you need, I use Wilton's Wonder Pan ( the one used for the Barbie doll cake) and just shape it accordingly. It works out really well. HTH!
I have 2 different ones in my pics - both are 6 inch cakes with 8 inch cardboard squares covered in fondant. tassles were made with the clay extruder.