Fondant/graduation Hat

Decorating By DivinelyDelicious Updated 18 May 2010 , 11:35pm by esq1031

DivinelyDelicious Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:00pm
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I could use some pointers on making a 3D graduation cap as well as a chef hat out of fondant my main concern is it's stability.

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esq1031 Posted 17 May 2010 , 8:34pm
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I would love to hear the answers because I have to do one for a cake in 2 weeks and am concerned as well. What is the best way to get the shape of the mortarboard???

tracycakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:21am
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I've made several and I just cut a square of gumpaste/fondant and let it dry for several days. I also cut a circle for the bottom. I made a tassel using my extruder. My website (in my signature line) has a green 2 tier graduation cake I made a couple of weeks ago. It has the mortarboard I made.

princesscatt Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:12am
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I have to do one too. I wonder if you could bake a small bowl shaped cake, cover that in fondant, make the morter board, and then make a braid and use the extruder, as mentioned to make the tassle? That is my plan...

Question, where can i find an extruder?

Lindsram Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:21am
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I just made one this weekend. I used a round cake pan and covered it in fondant. Then I made a square of fondant and let it dry. then I put it on my cake and stuck a dowel through the square and hat and that anchored everything. As for the tassel i tried to do the rope thing but it wasn't working out. So i decided to roll out a rectangle of fondant and cut it like fringe. That worked out amazing! It's in my pics if you want to see. It was a whole lot easier than I thought.

Lindsram Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:23am
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Originally Posted by princesscatt

I have to do one too. I wonder if you could bake a small bowl shaped cake, cover that in fondant, make the morter board, and then make a braid and use the extruder, as mentioned to make the tassle? That is my plan...

Question, where can i find an extruder?



I bought one on ebay but I haven't used it yet. It's by Makin's. It only cost 2.95 with the same shipping.

esq1031 Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:35pm
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I actually went on Wiltons website and found a bunch of different ideas under their cake section. It's worth a look...

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