My friend Blair loves the Redsocks. So I wanted to surprise him for his birthday and make him a Boston Red Socks Cap Birthday Cake. I found a few ideas on this site but like any cake you modify it as you go.
I baked a cake in a 9inch Pyrex glass bowl. I read that is was had to get cooked all the way through. So I decided to only fill it half way. This gave me the curved shape at the top. And to get the height I baked 2 9inch cakes and frosted and stacked them and placed the bowl cake in top.
The brim of the hat was made by placing only enough batter in a 9inch pan to cover the bottom. I wanted it to be thin enough to look correct. I cut the thin cake the same curve of the cake and placed it in front of the stacked cake. But it was a little flat so I made a wedge from the scraps and placed it under the brim to give it the curve of the bill.
I frosted it in blue frosting and used the decorating gel to make the B logo and seams on the hat.
The baseball was made by baking 2 cakes using the 4" Pyrex bowls. I sprayed the bowls with Pam. A lot easier to cook because they are small. I stacked the 2 halves and frosted it in white and used red gel for the lines. A great cake for any baseball fan.
I made this Yankees Baseball Cap Birthday Cake for my son's 11th birthday party. He was home at the time I was working on it but didn't want to see it until it was all done. After working on it for several hours, I told him he could come into the kitchen to see it. He walked in, looked around and asked "where is it?" He thought it was just a regular hat on the counter - he didn't know it was the cake!
At the party, all of his friends had the same reaction. They didn't realize that it was an actual cake until we pointed it out to them. It was a huge hit with the 11 yr. olds!
This was my first attempt at making a baseball cap cake. I was extremely pleased with how it turned out. The only non edible part is a piece of cardboard for support under the bill of the hat and some skewers to hold the brim in place.
The cake is white cake with buttercreme frosting. It is covered in fondant that I took great care in tinting the precise blue of the Yankees.