Baseball Cap

My friend Julie and I made this hat cake for our supervisor who adores the Red Sox. The base is a 10″ square iced and covered in white fondant. The hat is half of a Wilton’s sports ball pan and an 8″ round shaped down to match the half ball shape about 1.5″ cut off around the circle.

We used the Wilton’s butter cake recipe since it was much more dense and easy to sculpt. That was iced and covered in fondant that was tinted dark blue. We used lots of food coloring and white fondant. The bill of the hat is fondant over thin cardboard and shaped to form. Since we had less time to let it dry we stabilized the bill to the hat and placed toothpicks near the edge so the bill wouldn’t fall. The ends were clipped close to the bill’s edge and covered with small patches of fondant. Stitching was done with toothpicks and a knife to simulate the stitches.

The B was cut out of fondant and red chocolate candy wafers were used for the B and Red Sox letters. Graham crackers were crushed for dirt and the base was dusted with cinnamon to give it a dirty appearance

6 thoughts on “Baseball Cap”

  1. What would you charge to make a baseball cap to sell? I have 20 caps to make for a retirement party for a truck driver. His wife wants hats for the trucking company for which her husband worked to set on individual tables.
    Thanks.

  2. I would take the price of ingredients and triple that for the cost + add whatever your time is worth to you for how long it takes.

    Stay reasonable though and you may get a lot of business from the event. Have cards or at least index cards with your information ready in case others want to contact you.

  3. Great Job, will it be possible that you can send me step by step how to do this cake, I will like to make one for my husband.

    Thanks

  4. My husband is from MA and lives here in UK now since we married – he is a huge Red Sox fan and now I have found the perfect cake – I have had the idea for sometime but now seeing this I must have a go at making it.

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