I am going to make a graduation hat cake and had some questions. Should I just use a 6 inch round or carve a 6in round? Are there any secrets when it comes to covering the top of the hat (cardboard) with fondant? Thanks for all your help, Kati
I would carve the 6". I always use gumpaste for the top. Just cut it to size and let dry a couple days.
A 4 , 5, or 6 inch pan works and use some piping gel to hold it down. All depends on how big you want the hat.
I just made one, and used a small pyrex bowl. It is the right shape and has a flat top or bottom when you flip the cake over. A flat part where the board sits. the cap turned out pretty good.
i use a 1/2 ball pan and cover with fondant, there's a couple in my pics. i make the top square piece in advance by covering a cardboard in fondant. i usually just cut a flat spot in the top of the fondant on the 1/2 ball to sit the square piece. the clay gun or a garlic press is great to use when making the tassel.