How Do I Make The Brim On A Cowboy Hat?

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 4 Aug 2010 , 10:19pm by TammyH

mom2my3girlz Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 4:12pm
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Hi

I have a cake to make for my friend and its a cowboy hat. How do I made the brim? and curled up on sides? I have not idea...help

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QueenJessica Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 4:30pm
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Make the brim from either gumpaste or 50/50 gumpaste/fondant mix. Prop the sides up with anything, a box, books etc. It's important to make it enough in advance to give it time to completely dry. I have a picture of one I did in my pictures.

TammyH Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 10:19pm
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I made one with fondant/gp mix (1 to 3 ratio) so it would harden faster (bad time-management on my part). To get the right shape, I purchased a hat from a party store, flipped it over, covered it with plastic wrap and placed the piece of fondant/gp (rolled to about 1/4 inch) on top. This also let me trim the edges to the right size.

Let it sit for a day and then flipped it over onto foam to continue drying. Super easy.

TammyH

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