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How to Make a Cowboy Hat Cake


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Step by step instructions for making a cowboy hat .


This particular cake was made for a coworker for her 50th birthday
Step 1 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
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/gumpaste mixture to make the brim.
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Step 2 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
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





Step 3 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
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



Step 4 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
Roll out your fondant and cut out the brim shape using your template





Step 5 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
Roll out your fondant and cut out the brim shape using your template





Step 6 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
Roll out your fondant and cut out the brim shape using your template Or you can place something under the sides of the fondant while on the template or other sturdy item to hold the curl until it dries You can use a sewing wheel to draw around the edge of the brim to make your seam if you want.



Step 7 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
Now comes the cake. You can use whichever size or shaped pans give you the type of hat youre after. I used the Wilton small oval pans. I used 3 layers of cake.





Step 8 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
Trim and shape your cakes to look like your hat then cover in buttercream.





Step 9 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
Cover your hat with fondant and place on your brim on your cake board



Step 10 How To Make A Western Cowboy hat cake
Now you can decorate your hat! To make the hat a birthday cake I also made a gumpaste belt buckle with the birthday girls age on it to fit the theme. Now you can enjoy the party! Happy Trails!

Comments (13)

I really like this !!!
How thick did you roll out the fondant for the brim? And how did you make the accents around the hat?
Thanks for this my grandfather will be 75 and has worn his hat everyday of those years so i wanted this cake to be special. Now i think i can handle it!
how long does it take to dry the rim of the hat?
How big were the ovals that you used for this cake? I guess what I am wondering is how many people this will feed.
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!
This looks really good! Thanks.
Oh so much help. Thank you lots!!
When I set the brim to sit for days do I put it in the Refrigerator or room tempature?
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Great info, now I won't have to stress about it. I will need this info in a few weeks.
thank you so much. this was very helpful and gave me some great ideas:)
why can i no longer see step by step pictures?
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