cowboy-hat-cake_tutorial

Here are my step-by-step instructions for making a cowboy hat cake. This particular cake was made for a coworker for her 50th birthday

Supplies

  • Brim template
  • Butter Cream
  • Cowboy hat
  • Fondant
  • Gumpaste Decorations, optional
  • Knife
  • Oval cake
  • Rolling pin

IMG_0149 IMG_0150

First, you need to make the brim of your hat as this will take a few days to dry. You can use either fondant or a fondant and gumpaste mixture to make the brim.

I used a real hat brim to make a template. I drew around the brim onto a large gift bag, but a shirt box or poster board would work well, also.

IMG_0153

Roll out your fondant, and cut out the brim shape using your template.

IMG_0154

IMG_0156 IMG_0158

Place something under the sides of the fondant while on the template or other sturdy item to create a curl it dries.

Use a sewing wheel to make around the edge of the brim to make seams, if you want.

IMG_0171

Now comes the cake. You can use whichever size or shaped pans give you the type of hat you’re after. I used the Wilton small oval pans, and I used 3 layers of cake.

IMG_0172 IMG_0174

Trim and shape your cakes to look like your hat by creating a slope from front to back and a well down the middle of the top.

IMG_0176

Cover in buttercream.

IMG_0180

Cover your hat with fondant

IMG_0182

With the fondant brim on the cake board, place your fondant covered cake on top.

IMG_0189

Now you can decorate your hat!

To make the hat a birthday cake, I also made a gumpaste belt buckle with the birthday girl’s age on it to fit the theme.

Now you can enjoy the party! Happy Trails!

IMG_0201


Comments

thecakemaker Says... 4 May 2010 , 5:05am

Sorry - i'm just now seeing these questions!

I used the small ovals that came with the Wilton set - the hat is the size of a real cowboy hat.

The rim takes several days to dry.

The accents were made using a mold.

Thanks and enjoy!

tonyap Says... 6 Jun 2013 , 7:49pm

that's so neat

MrsHoff Says... 15 Mar 2015 , 10:40pm

Hi! 

Would you mind telling me if you have any tips to be sure it doesn't crack? 

I am making one in a few weeks and im very nervous about elephant skinning and cracking. Its for my sisters 21st birthday and you can imagine i want it to look perfect


Thankyou!


Login To Leave A Comment