Do you have any hints of tips? I've never made one before and would like to make it for my Dad's birthday.
I need help, especially when it comes to make the peak on the hat.
And the shape), so everything! lol
Please and thanks,
mske a hald ball cake, make the peak of the cap orm gumpaste and dry over a day or so, cover dome add peak and decorate, they are actuallly quite easy
You can form the cap part with rice krispy treats molded in a bowl and the brim with gumpaste, or you can bake cap part out of cake in an oven safe bowl that is shaped like you want.
I am baking one today. The bill is already made (50/50 blend - set it over a real cap that I have covered with plastic wrap to dry) I am going to try something a little different. I am baking a 5, 6, and 7" cake to stack and carve - I don't like how the cakes have turned out when I bake them in the pyrex bowl. I will post pics when it is done.
Check out Elissa Strauss' CONFETTI CAKES book. She did one in there in case you need to see a visual.
I ended up using 7 and 6" rounds, and then carved them into the shape I needed. Here is mine, and I am really happy with how it turned out!