How Do I Make A Miniature Snowman Hat?

Baking By kathik Updated 20 Dec 2009 , 8:28pm by kathik

kathik Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 7:02am
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I am trying to make a snowman hat for some melted snowman cookies, but they look terrible. Can anyone help me out, please?

Thanks,
Kathi

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JanH Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 7:35am
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Here are some melting marshmallow snowman cupcakes that have hats:

http://dozenflours.com/2008/12/melted-snowman-cupcakes.html

HTH

kathik Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 7:47am
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Thanks JanH. That's the way I tried it, but the seam was so obvious that it looked pathetic. I'm hoping someone has a brilliant way to make it look seamless. I suppose I couls pipe a band on it.

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Kathi

JanH Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 8:00am
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You could change the type of hat:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Melted-Snowmen-Cupcakes

Same basic technique but these look so much better:

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/11/howto-make-melted-sn.html

HTH

kathik Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 3:54pm
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Thanks again JanH.

I really wanted to do tophats, but I guess I can think about it.

Anyone else have any suggestions? Please??

Thanks,
Kathi

DianeLM Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 4:07pm
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Did they really look that bad? I mean, I can see the seam on the cupcakes Jan posted, but I don't think it detracts from the overall look at all.

Otherwise, the only way I can think of to eliminate the seam would be to form the brim from the bottom of your cylinder. Make the cylinder longer, then using a small roller against the bottom edge, roll the flat brim out from the excess fondant. Then, use a round cutter to even out the brim.

sweetcravings Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 4:10pm
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Perhaps you can use the same technique you would use for a larger tophat, but just use mini marshmallows. Put a mini marshmallow on a toothpick..dip in dark chocolate...don't shake off too much chocolate..place on a piece of parchment paper and kinda make a circular motion with the marshmallow. This will make a nice rim. Remove toothpick and let dry. If you go to my web link for picasia you'll see my snowman pops with the type of hat i'm talking about, just on a larger scale. HTH.

DianeLM Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 4:26pm
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Those marshmallow pops are so adorable! I love the hat idea, too. Great!

kathik Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 4:45pm
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Thanks sweetcravings! I think I will try that! I did try to make a cylinder and form the bottom from it, but I didn't like how they looked either. I think I will try the mini marshmallow idea.

Those pops are adorable!!

Kathi

morrisaz2004 Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 5:11pm
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I made hats for my melting snowmen: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1540145
I dyed mini marshmallows black and for the rim of the hat, I just cut circles out of black fondant. I thought they came out cute. Good luck!

kathik Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 8:28pm
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Well, I tried again with fondant, since I'm snowed in and can't get marshmallows. They came out much better this time, although still not wonderful. Here is a link to my finished cookies:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1541990.html


Kathi

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