Cool Homemade Sombrero Cake

I made this Sombrero cake for a friend’s 29th birthday party. I was asked to make a cake to suit a Mexican themed surprise party that would feed 60 people. Well, that was a challenge, since I’ve never made a custom cake before. Here’s how I did it.

I baked 2 giant chocolate chip cookies (300 degrees in the oven for 30 minutes–make sure you lower the heat and watch it!). I stacked the 2 cookies on top of each other to make the base of the hat. I then baked a cake in a bowl that someone bought from Pampered Chef to make a Barbie dress. I borrowed that bowl, and used box mix to make the top of the hat.

I ended up stacking the bowl cake on an 8 inch round cake that I made as a back-up to create height in the hat. I decorated with canned frosting and used red shoestring licorice and other candies to decorate. The chili peppers are made from sugar coated jelly candies, cut up and pressed together.

7 thoughts on “Cool Homemade Sombrero Cake”

  1. You saved me. My daughters want a fiesta party for their 6th birthday. This hat idea is wonderful and so easy-Thanks a million!

  2. Love it, thank you for the idea. I needed something for my son’s 9th, that could be gluten free and regular, top of the hat will be gluten free with the brim regular cake :) thanks.

  3. wow thats really beautiful.. i love to make cakes haa but this one is really good i’m going to make that for my sis birthday!:)

  4. This is a really cool cake , I have a Fun Day with my day care kids and the theme this year is going to be a Fiesta. So I’m going to try and make this cake. Thank you for sharing. Mickey’s Play Pals

  5. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST IDEA I’VE SEEN!! It seems so simple to make too! THANKS FOR THE IDEA!! <3 AWESOME, SIMPLY AWESOME!!

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