February 21, 2013

Ladies' Hat Cake

My grandma has always loved hats.  So when she turned 85 this past summer, I just knew that I wanted to make her a hat cake!

The cake was a white almond sour cream cake with raspberry jam and chocolate fudge filling.

I baked the cake into one 9-inch round pan and two 6-inch round pans.  One the cakes were stacked (and frozen overnight) I took a sharp knife and carved the cake into an elegant hat shape.

The cake was then covered in a layer of buttercream and a layer of purple MM fondant.  The flower details were made using a combination of fondant and royal icing.  The technique can be found here.

My grandma was so surprised when she saw her cake and was so excited to take it home and share it will all of her friends!


  1. What an amazing cake!!! I hope you stop by to link to my party! I love anything party related :)

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  3. That is seriously awesome! Great job!

  4. oh super cute! Thanks so much for coming to party at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) I hope you’ll come again next week. xoxo~ Ruthie

  5. How absolutely wonderful. What a nice granddaughter you are. Stopping by from Ruthie's

  6. This is such a beautiful cake and a lovely tribute. Thanks so much for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  7. How fun! And if you made it red, you could serve it at a Red Hat Society party. Do you know what the Red Hat Society is? Anyway, this is so cute! Thanks for sharing at MTM.

    1. My grandma is a Red Hat Lady! I actually used purple because I needed to practice making purple for a wedding cake, otherwise, I totally would've gone red!

  8. I'm in LOVE!!!!!! WOW!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer!! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!


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