I have to make 2 graduation caps. One as a topper and the other as a cake.
For the topper: It is black. I can't seem to get a good black in just gumpaste. I am struggling on getting fondant or fon/GP mix(for the top of the hat) to get hard enough to hold shape. Any suggestions ?
I used a thin piece of foam core. I used piping gel to "glue" a square of fondant (mixed with tylose) onto the bottom of the foam core. When it set up, I covered the top and edges with another piece of foam core. It held up very well. Here's the finished product:
i see a lot of people using foam core on here. Where can I find that?
I saw your pic of the cowboy boot cake. That is so cute! How did you do the boots?
It takes a lot of black coloring I like to mix cocoa in then add my liquid black color I also prefer to use fondant with gumtex (8 oz fon / 1 tsp. gum) it doesn't dry out as quick giving more time to work. You do have to make a day or two ahead.
I buy my fondant already tinted black and I add a lot of tylose to get it to maintain it's shape. I did a graduation hat as a topper before and I used a styrofoam egg sliced in half as the bottom part. That way, the grad can keep it afterwards.