I am making an Indian Jones hat, tomorrow, and need ideas for how to make the brim. It's not flat so my original idea of using a cake board will not work. I'm not sure if I should use fondant or gumpaste. I don't have either on hand but do have recipes to make my own. I'm not afraid to try something new but just not sure what to use to make it look the best. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks so much!
You can try shaping a cake board. Run your board over the counter edge with the corragation lines lined up, and curve down. Not the best solution, but that may work.
I use gumpaste or fondant with tylose in it and roll it out in a circle and then shape with paper or paper towel tubes. I have also got a cheap hat from walmart covered in saran then a piece of parchment paper and laid the fondant on it. I put the crown of the hat in a bowl to help it set better.