Baseball Cap Cake
Have you started with Christmas preparations yet? I’m still busy with Hanuka for next week. Did you see yesterday’s ‘Tip Thursday”. I think everybody seems to like these tips.
This is my husband’s Birthday cake. Yes, he is a big fan of the New York Yankees.
As always I have progress pictures for you.
Making the Baseball cap cake Brim
First make the cap brim. This was very easy. I used my husband’s cap to make the template and then cut out a piece of gum paste exactly to the size of the template.
I place the same parchment paper template below the gum paste brim I made and placed it on the cap brim to dry. This way it got the natural shape of the brim. Don’t forget to make the stitch lines.
Next prepare the cake.
You can use a ball pan. I used my doll pan – just baked a more shallow cake.
This is a six inch cake – Chocolate cake – Delicious on it’s own. I made the lazy version and I must say I am addicted to that cake. I can never stop eating it.. and of course Chocolate Ganache and homemade sugar paste/fondant.
Make sure your cake is not too tall. this is just two layers. If you need more cake, bake another cake to serve on the side.
Once you cover the cake with Ganache or Buttercream. Divide the cake into six like so.
Now use a small spoon or spatula to make these small gashes or dents..
Smooth them with your fingers.
At the back of the cake you need to hollow out a small portion with a cookie cutter. I forgot to click a picture so just adding this picture so you will remember to do it.
Next, cover your cake with fondant.
Smooth the fondant in to those gashes or dents you created. Your almost done.
Use the stitch tool to make the stitch lines.
Place the caps brim with the helps of edible glue. Use a support until it’s attached.
Use your piping nozzle to make these circles on the cap.
Here you can see the cake and my husband’s cap besides each other.
I use the cap as a template again to cut out the New York Yankees logo.
And that’s all there is to it..
Here’s the cut cake.
Since this was a small cake and wouldn’t be enough for the party I also made this chocolate cake which again was absolutely divine.
I shared the how-to for this on my food blog today (A Homemade Chef) so go ahead and check that out too.
Here’s another South African Rugby cap cake I made too. Same process
Well, that’s all from me for now. Have a great day