Good morning all,
I am about to attempt something I have never tried before and could use a bit of brain storming. I am not a professional (but have made many cakes in the past) and am making this for my hubby.
I am going to attempt and make a Mikey Mouse Ear Hat like you would see at the park. I considered being lazy and just making it from 3 cakes flat on a surface but I would really like to attempt to make it 3D. I found a picture of one that had been created but as the ears they just used cardboard and sticks. I was really hoping to create something fully edible.
I had a thought (actually a friend did) to create the ears our of rice krispie treats but I am afraid they could be too heavy. We also discussed making the ears and a full "band" that would take up a slice of the middle of the cake that could hold it up, but I am still concerned that the ears might flop.
anyone have any thoughts on this? If you do not know what I mean by "Ear Hat" I would be happy to find some photos.
This will also be my first time working with fondant but I have read everything I can read about it and I have several hours set aside to practice on fondant before I will actually be making the cake.
I used 1/2 of the ball pan for the hat part. The ears are made of fondant with skewers inserted. After they dry...stick them in the cake. pic in my photos.
I recently made one. It's in my pictures. It was actually pretty easy. I used the Wilton ball pan and made the dome part of the hat. I then used about a 1/2-3/4" of RKT to add some more height to the hat. I iced the entire thing and covered in fondant.
I made the ears about a week in advance so they would dry. I rolled out fondant mixed with tylose or gum tex and then used a glass to cut out the ears to the shape I wanted. The fondant was thick enough for me to slide in a bamboo skewer in the center. Once it dried, I slipped it into the hat.
Let me know if you need any clarification. You can see the hat in my photos.
Both are beautiful cakes... Now I am thinking I could make a base... hehe
Thank you for your comments. TPACakegirl: yours is almost exactly what I was thinking.
I am planning to print a mouse logo on edible paper to go on the front and use silver or gold edible paint to write his name on the back. I love your bases. These will help me a lot!
I was planning to make the ears Monday and play with the fondant and get used to how it works. This should be fun.
Would be happy to have anyone else's thoughts.