i am making a grooms cake next week and it includes a true size baseball cap. i want it to be as accurate as possible. should i do cake or rice krispies, and any ideas on molding or carving. this is my first high visibility cake, and im hoping to get some new buisness. any help would be appreciated. thanks
Hi Elaine, congratulations!! We have done two ball cap cakes http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1968987 so I will tell you what works for us. I bake an 8" round and an 8" half ball (if you don't have a half ball pan I would use an additional 8" round and a 6" round then carve into the round shape) I generally need to carve a bit even using the ball pan. I also like to carve down and inward slightly on the bottom layer so that it is rounded. Cut a template for the bill out of cardboard (a soda can box works great ) make sure that the inner curve of the bill fits around the cake part. Cut the bill out of fondant or gumpaste (we use a tiny bit of Tylose powder in our fondant to make gumpaste) Tape the template to a solid surface so that it is curved up a little, don't forget to grease the template so the fondant dosen't stick, and place the fondant over the template. After covering the hat with fondant score the seam lines from top to bottom then use a stitch roller to make the stitches. Add the "knobby thingies" dunno the correct term for that lol by making a small ball and gently pressing the end of a paintbrush into it to make the hole. I hope I remembered it all don't hesitate to ask questions if I didn't explain it well enough. Good luck! p.s. don't use a squishy filling if at all possible and don't fill between the 6" and 8" if you use them just buttercream or ganache so it will hold.
thank you so much . your cake is great . hope mine comes out half as good