This Cowgirl hat cake is a 15" double layer cake with the hat made of one solid rice crispy treat shaped into a hat. I shaped it and put into the fridge to harden. I think if I make this again I will make the hat a bit smaller, because it softened up and wasn't real stable around the edges. But it was the hit of the party and the birthday girl loved it!
I used butter cream frosting and a triple star tip to cover the hat and, fondant flowers, edible gold paint on the flowers for shimmer and on the front lettering. I also sprinkled pink/purple glitter sprinkles on the hat which made it super sparkly.
I also used the same color food coloring in the cake batter so the cake is color coordinated with the frosting (pink/purple).
I suggest you put your candle holes in the hat before you set the hat on cake, it put a lot of pressure on the cake to force the candles in.
This cake was really a blast to create and wish you lots of fun in making your own!
For my daughter's 3rd birthday, we did a cowgirl themed party and I wanted to find the perfect cowgirl hat cake but could not find one or a pan to make one, anywhere so I made one myself.
I started with a 13 x 9 sheet pan for the base of the cake/brim and then baked another cake in a large Pyrex bowl to use for the top part of the hat. I then put the cake I baked in a bowl on top of the sheet cake and began carving until the shape looked like a hat.
I then covered the entire cake with a tan tinted butter cream frosting using the star tip and then used a round tip to make the little red tie around the hat and the star on front. This made it match the hats we gave as favors at the party.
This was my first attempt at carving a cake into a shape and I think it turned out pretty well. The birthday girl loved it and that was the most important part!
I made these cowgirl cakes for my twin girls. They were having a horsie/cowgirl party for their third birthday. I used the Wilton Wonder Mold Pan. You need to use 1 and a half cake mixes. If you use 2 mixes, it will never cook on the inside and the outside will burn.
I bought two doll head cake pics, but pulled their heads off and replaced them with Barbie heads. I thought I could put Barbie's head back on the doll after the party, but the head was very wobbly when I tried it. I bought Barbie cowgirl hats and shirts on EBay in pink and purple since one twin loves pink and the other loves purple.
If you use a full Barbie, her legs will stick out and you will have to sit the cake on top of another cake to conceal her legs. I used the 3 star tip to decorate and filled in the holes with star tip 16. I made cupcakes and put little horses on top.
This cowgirl cake was made to match a invitation from polkadotdesign.com. This cowgirl/petting zoo birthday party was for a friend's little girl. First, I scanned the invitation and increased the size of it to fit on the cake. I iced the 12 x 18 in buttercream, let it sit for 10 minutes to form a crust.
I traced the picture onto wax paper, flip the wax paper over to the backside, piped the outline on the back side in black buttercream, put the wax paper onto the cake, pressed the outline with my finger, peeled the wax paper slowly, amazingly, all of the outline stuck to the cake. I was extremely happy.
After removing the wax paper, I re-outlined the figure, starred the entire cowgirl in tip 16. I added a few drop flowers to break the white up. I was proud of the outcome, it was my first cake to make this way.