Daily Top 3 - Jan 21, 2012

Cowboy & Bull Riding Groom's Cake

Cowboy hat is full size and completely edible. It is made of fondant/gumpaste with tylose added to mixture. I made a template for the bull riding and cut it out with my xacto knife. This was the first cowboy hat I ever made.

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Nikki Belleperche ...

Beautifully done, Everything looks so clean and perfect. The shape of the hat is spot on!

tasteeconfections ...

this is amazing how did u make the hat?

DoobieAlexander ...

Thank you!!! I went to Walmart and in the toy section I got one of those kids bowboy hats (you know the red or black ones) I dusted it really good with cornstarch. I mixed fondant and gumpaste and then worked in a bit of tylose. Then I smeared a little crisco on my table and rolled out the mixture thin but not too thin (if you get it too thin it will rip and tear holes in it) then I molded and smoothed this onto the hat. Let it sit on the hat for 2 days (I have a small fan I put in front of it and let it blow on it for the 2 days turning it every 4 or so hours) Then on the 3rd day I gently remove the hat from the mold Then I let sit for about 4-6 more days (I set mine on an 8" cake dummy to let finish drying). When ready to place on the cake be sure to brush off all the cornstarch, you can also start removing the cornstarch on the 3rd or 4th day. I always wait tho so I won’t break it. It is really a pain in the rear to make and sometimes I could kick myself for coming up with this idea but so see the joy it brings to the client makes it all work it :)

Christie's Custom Creations(CCC) ...

You are just too smart for your britches!!! love it!!

DoobieAlexander ...

LOL!!! Thank you!!!

Kerri Morris ...

Love it Doobie! Congrats again! – Kerri

DoobieAlexander ...

Thank you so very much Kerri!!!

Terry ...

Well, you just out did yourself on this. I absolutely love it and thanks so much for sharing how you made the hat. It really is perfect.

DoobieAlexander ...

Thank you!! :)

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