FOR THE CAKE... I used the Betty Crocker Dome Pan to make the main part of the hat, and carved a small sheet cake to make the brim.
First, I sliced the dome into 2 layers and filled it with buttercream. Next, I stacked it on top of one end of the sheet cake (with buttercream in-between). Then, using a serated bread knife, I trimmed the excess sheet cake from around the dome, and carved out the bill. I "dirty" iced the whole thing, and covered it in red fondant*. (I covered the bill first and then the dome, but in hindsight, I think I could have done it all in one piece.) I used a pastry cutter to score the stiching lines into the dome, and made a flattened ball from red fondant for the button on top. Next, using stencils printed from my computer, I cut out the St. Louis Cardinals logo from white fondant and attached it to the hat with a bit of water. Finally, I steamed the entire cake to "erase" the corn starch.
FOR THE CUPCAKES... I simply iced regular cupcakes with white buttercream, smoothing them with a spatula. Then using the edge of a spoon, I lightly marked the curved lines of the stitching. With a #3 tip, and red buttercream, I piped "v"s along the spoon marks for the stitches.
*NOTE: I purchased the red fondant from a cake supply store as coloring it is nearly impossible, and can alter the flavor and/or consistancy of the fondant.
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My stepson loves the Major league baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, and that's what he wanted on his birthday cake. So I printed off a copy of the logo and the mascot from the computer searching Google images. I used the print-offs to create the decorations for the cake by placing wax paper (tape the wax paper down so it doesn't move all over) over the top (spraying cooking spray over it and spread it with your finger so it isn't too thick) and tracing them with icing (I used a pampered chef icing gun to apply the icing).
Once they were done I put them in the freezer overnight. I baked the cake and iced it with black frosting using black food coloring in chocolate icing to get the black color. Then took the decorations from the freezer to the cake by peeling them off the wax paper and placing them where desired on the cake (work quickly with these, they thaw out quickly!) you could do this with any baseball team by just printing off the logo you want.
I recently got into making and decorating cakes in my free time, doing them for friends of mine, and my Dad told me he wanted a Red Sox cake with Jacoby Ellsbury's autograph on it. Seeing as I live 600 miles away from home now it didn't look like it was going to happen. I decided to surprise him and go home for his birthday, cake suppies and all. Hiding out at my mother's house I spent all day making his cake and getting ready for his party, my step mother new I was coming so she gathered a few friends for a small party for him. His birthday is New Years Eve so driving with a cake in a blizzard was interesting. He was so surprised to see me and even more shocked to see the cake he had mentioned almost 6 months prior.