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post #1 of 37
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Hi everyone,

Was wondering if anyone had the directions for the baseball cap cake. I know the cake comes from Elisa Strauss cake book but was wondering if anyone had the directions on hand.

Specific directions would be greatly appreciated.


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post #2 of 37
Bought the book a few months ago, love the recipes and ideas in the book. Definitely worth the money. Being new to cake decorating, I refer to it all the time. Anyway, here's the directions, somewhat lengthy.

1. Cut the shape of a hat brim out of lightweight cardboard (cake box). Template measures: 6 1/4" length x 4 3/4" wide. Shape the cardboard into a curved form place it on empty paper towel roll to hold shape.

2. Dye 10oz gumpaste navy blue. Roll out 8oz, 1/8" thick to fit over template. Trim away excess gum paste where the brim joins the hat.

3. Place on template, using a stitching tool, make 6 lines, 1/4" apart along the edge of the brim. (Easier to have an actually cap for reference). Let dry for 2 days.

4. Roll out green fondant to 1/8" thick and cover cake base.
Assembly:

1. (Directions say to bake 3-9" cake pans. After sculpting I had only needed 2 cakes, took that much off!)

2. Make frosting

3. Place on round cardboard, stack and fill layers. Freeze for 1 hr.

4. Sculpt cake to look like an upside-down bowl (I thought it was a little more oval shaped than a bowl). For extra detail, carve a hole, approx 2 1/4" wide, 1 1/2" high, 2" deep, in the back for the adjustable strap. cut away any cardboard showing.

5. To add dimension, cut away a few slivers near the top of hat. When covered with fondant it will look like dents in the fabric. The carved cake should be approx. 7 1/4" front to back, 3 3/4" tall. Crumb coat cake.

6. Dye 1 1/2# fondant navy blue (match the gum paste). Roll 1/4" thick, place on cake. Make sure to apply fondant to back of cake where the head strap will go and trim bottom edge carefully.

7. Attach cake to base. Remember to leave room for the brim.

8. using paring knife or scalpel, score hat into 8 sections, don't cut all the way through. Start front to back, side to side, 2 diagonal lines that crisscross in the middle. Then on both sides on the line, use stitching tool to make stitching marks.

9. To make the rivots on the top of the hat use #802 tip to create holes then use tip #3 to make smaller holes inside the first hole.

10. Roll out marble sized ball of gum paste for buttom on top on hat. Use water to attach.

11. Roll out navy gum paste 1/16" thick to form head strap. Cut strip 4 1/2" long and 3/4" wide. Divide strip into 2 pieces: 2" and 2 1/2" long. Round end of 2" piece and place rounded end on top of other piece, attach with a dab of water. Using tips again, make rivots on strap. Using water, attach ends of strap to inside of the hole in the back of hat. Use stitching tool to go along the outside of the hole.

13. Roll extra navy fondant into a ball and place in center front of hat on cake base. Will act as support for the brim. (Didn't do this, not necessary).

14. Release brim from cardboard, attach to hat with water, pressing the brim gently into the hat. Create stitched line where brim meets hat to look like seam. (I had to cut a opening in the fondant to slide brim into the hat, then stitched a seam line into the fondant, over the brim.)

15. She used a yellow star symbol and created stitch marks on the edge of the star. ( I used a #2 cookie cutter, sons 2nd birthday).

16. Attach ribbon to cake base.

Don't mind my amateur version of this cake, I thought pics would be a little easier to understand. I regreted the grass around the hat, it looks like hair!
Let me know if I need to clarify anything. Have fun and Enjoy!

By the way, remarks in () are my tidbits, not from the book
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post #3 of 37
Hey,
I make a smaller 6" version of a baseball hat cake using one half of the Wilton Ball pan set and a 3" tall 6" cake. This is going to sound horrible, but I actually bought a plain hat, covered the brim in cling wrap, then lay the gumpaste brim on top to dry. It is the perfect size!

I have no idea if that helps at all. Just my 2 cents!

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Breanna
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post #4 of 37
Thread Starter 
thank you both so much. That is exactly what I was looking for. I SSSOOOOOOOOO appreciate it and the pics.

You guys are awesome.
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post #5 of 37
I did make a few baseball hats a couple years ago for Father's Day that were much easier. I also used half of the Wilton ball cake pan and cut a half moon out of a 6" cake pan for the brim. Stuck them together and put fondant over the entire cake and then added the details. They were much smaller. I do prefer the look of this hat though, that could also be because I've gotten a little better too!
post #6 of 37
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Originally Posted by brea1026



I actually bought a plain hat, covered the brim in cling wrap, then lay the gumpaste brim on top to dry. It is the perfect size!





Brilliant!!
post #7 of 37
I made a baseball hat cake for a groom a few weeks ago. I found it easier to mold the cake from (2) 9" round stacked cakes instead of using a ball shaped pan. I think the cake turned out quite nice. I'm having trouble uploading photos for some reason, but please check out the photos on my blog. http://dotscakestudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/boston-red-sox-hat-cake-for-groom.html

The rim needs to be made days in advance to completely dry. If you rush this detail, your brim will sag (like I've seen on most hat cakes).
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post #8 of 37
Wow...in no way does that look like cake...amazing!
post #9 of 37
I'm attempting this cake for my brother this weekend, it will be my FIRST fondant/gumpaste cake....I'm a little confused on the difference between gumpaste/fondant, could I use fondant to create the brim? or wouldn't that harden enough to hold the shape?...like I said I'm new to fondant so any help would be great! Thanks! Beth
post #10 of 37
Thanks, this is so helpful
post #11 of 37
My future Sister N Law wants me to make this cake for her wedding in October. Thank you so much for this post I will be trying it soon so I can perfect it by October. His baseball cap will be a Cubs hat though again Thanks so much. I will let you know how things turn out ;0)
post #12 of 37
I want to try to do one of these! Thanks for the instructions!
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post #13 of 37
Those are lovely pix of the baseball hat cake! icon_biggrin.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #14 of 37
That cap is amazing. Saving this thread for when I make DH's birthday cake next week icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 37
WOW! I love these cakes! Hope mines turns out just as good!
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