Small Cakes: Fancy Hats

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Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

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Become a milliner and design your own hats in cake and icing. I have created a smart black-and-white hat fit for a race meeting or any wedding, a top hat, a cap, a trilby and summer boaters. Take these as a starting point and create your own range of exquisite headgear!



Colour 100g of sugarpaste for the top hat, using the black and violet food pastes and seal in a polythene bag. Cut 1 of the 7.5cm cake boards down to 5cm diameter (you can’t buy 5cm cake boards!).

Dust all the cake boards with a little icing sugar and sprinkle with water. Make the rims of the hats: on a work top lightly dusted with icing sugar, an