Cake is covered in fondant, with a chocolate fondant band and silver dragees in the band. You can see the "stitching" around the edge of the brim. The "wood plank" cake board is actually fondant that was hand sculpted and painted to make it look like wood planks. This helps to showcase the hat. To make the hat itself, we stacked 4, 13" x 9 7/8" oval cakes, with a board divider in the middle making it 2 tiers. We then just cared the top sides to the shape you see, took some out of the top, and rounded the back slightly.