Trying To Figure Out How To Make Brim Of Hat Cake???

Decorating By ConfectionsCC Updated 30 Nov 2010 , 4:43pm by jones5cm

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ConfectionsCC Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 4:16pm
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I am making a cake this weekend for a Kentucky Derby themed bridal shower, been looking at all sorts of great hat cakes here on CC!!!! I want to do a cake with a large brim that kinda fold up and this...
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I know the brim needs to be gumpaste to hold its shape, but how do I make the brim do that, and then get it around the cake? I plan to have like a fondant ribbon so to speak around the cake with a large single white rose. Do I roll out the gumpaste ahead of time and just cut an 8in circle out of the middle and let it dry??? any ideas or suggestions can help icon_smile.gif

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GL79 Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 4:33pm
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My guess would be to roll out the gumpaste the size you need and cut a circle in the middle, like a donut. If you have a hat the same size you want to make it I would cover the brim with either plastic wrap or wax paper (I made a baseball cap and cover it with plastic wrap and it worked). Or if you don't have a hat, i would place the cutout where it wont be untouched and place rolled tissue/napkin underneath. Once it's dried then you can remove the paper. Hope this helps

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jones5cm Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 4:43pm
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I have used my flower formers ( to help hold the 'rolled' edges of a hat brim. HTH.

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