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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Baseball Cap Cake
When my best friend from High School called to tell me she'd be in town for her nephew's 2nd birthday and she wanted me to make the cake...I was soooo excited!
Her nephew has a fascination with hats of all kinds and also baseball. It didn't take me long to decide on a baseball cap cake.
I was supposed to make a Raiders helmet cake later this month but that order was canceled, so this cake was set to fulfill my excitement of doing a domed hat/helmet cake :)
Kid friendly flavors were needed for this cake so I suggested the Oreo cookies n' cream recipe that has become very popular...because it's awesome and who doesn't like Oreos?
The cake is 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 white with Oreo cookies n' cream filling and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.
I used my soccer ball cake pan for the top of the cap, carved it to the size I wanted it and added some indentations to appear as creases in the hat.
I covered the cap in blue buttercream fondant, attached a bill and added some green accents.
When I was done....I was pleased but I felt something was missing. I considered making a baseball out of fondant or chocolate...then decided cupcakes are more my style!
I made a small batch of white cupcakes with matching blue and green liners, frosted them with the vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and used red decorating gel to add the stitching.
I added two cupcakes because the little guy was turning 2.
Not only was this a fun cake to make...but I got to see my best friend too!