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Coolest Mad Hatter Cake 16

by Kaitlin Fletcher
(Triadelphia, WV)

Mad Hatter Cake

Mad Hatter Cake

This Mad Hatter cake was made for my best friend who just turned 18. I was really excited to start this cake because it was my first time ever doing a cake this size and using fondant. However I think it turned out awsome and everyone loved it!

I colored and flavored the fondant 3 days in advance because I had to work around my work schedule. Anyway, I also did this so the dye would have time to sit in case I needed to add more to the black.

The next day I baked all the cakes starting with a 12" then a 9" and finishing with a 6". 2 thick cakes are needed or more, but at least 2. Wrap them up and let them cool over night.

The next day I carved the cakes, you leave one of the cakes alone and cut the other at a slant then place the two bigger ends on top of each other and then place them on the one you did not cut.

Do this to all 3 tiers. Start with the bottom naturally. After you have cut the cake ice it with buttercream or just plain vanilla icing (which I used). Roll your fondant out and lightly position it on top of your cake until you feel it is covering the whole thing then go ahead and smooth it out and cut off the extra.(I bought my fondant at Wall-mart (Wilton brand). Continue to do this to all 3 tiers and when you stack them make sure to place all rods into all of them! This is the only way to really stabilize it especially if you are moving it!

Decorate as needed with cookie cuts or strips! Like I had said I am 18, have never done a cake before and made this by myself with no help. You can do it. Have fun!

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Good for you!
by: Kelly

Great job, hon!
With a little practice, you might have a career!

Mad Hatter Cake Baker
by: Kaitlin

Thank you so much i really appreciate your comment!

Mad Hatter Cake
by: Jen J

You go girl! My family has been doing cakes for years, and we LOVE it! I am thinking of using a variation of it for my daughter's Halloween/birthday party!

Mad Hatter Cake Baker
by: Kaitlin

if you need any more info or have questions just email me!

by: annieb

So original!!Love it. Look's like nothing i have seen before.

by: luvcakez

i love your cake! it's soooo cute! i make cakes all the time, but they never look as cute as yours! congratz!!!

by: PoeCat

What a great job on this cake! It is the best I have ever seen. What a thoughtful friend.

by: stephanie

you did an amazing job!!! I am going to attempt this for my cousins baby shower. she is going to have twins and i am going to use the theme "thing 1 and thing 2" from Dr. Suess!
wish me luck~

i was woundering
by: Anonymous

my sister is turning 16 next week and we live in WV I was wondering how far is Hurricane from where you live. Your cake is awesome

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