Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex with 4 oz. Purple fondant.
Roll out fondant and cut 7 x 2 in. small feather piece and 9 x 2 in. and large feather piece.
Curl large feather at 6 in. point. Using knife, cut fringed ends of feathers and let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.
When completely dry, attach florist wire to backs of feathers (to support top 3/4 of feather) and lollipop sticks to bottoms of feathers with hot glue. Set aside.
Use medium flower Cut-Out to cut 3 flowers, attach small ball of fondant for flower center with damp brush. For flower bases, make 3 cone-shaped fondant pieces using 1/2 in. ball for each, and insert florist wire into tip of cone 1/2 the way up; let dry.
When completely dry, attach wired cone to back of flower with hot glue (extend lollipop stick 2 in. past feather end).
To make bow, roll a 12 x 2 1/2 in. strip of fondant, fold ends together and pinch in the middle. Wrap center with 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. pieces of fondant. Place cotton balls inside bow loops to support and let dry.
Bake 1 in. high 10 in. round cake and 1/2 Sports Ball Cake.
Prepare cakes for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream. Position 1/2 ball cake on round cake.
Cover cakes with fondant; smooth. Cut 1 in. strip of fondant for hatband and attach with damp brush.
Cut white fondant dots with smallest round Cut-Out and attach with damp brush.
Fill flower spike with small piece of fondant. Trim wires on flowers as needed and insert into flower spike.
A Feather in Your Cap Cake is rated
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Rated 5 out of
I finished this cake in black & white for my mother
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 3 out of
dlf Creations from
Made this along with the bonnet cupcakes for my quilt guilds Spring Tea. Both were a huge success. I could never get my feathers to come out like the picture and gave up and bought a real feather that looked like the picture. No one minded that they couldn't eat the feather. I also used candy suckers in flower shapes. I am new to fondant but all in all it went well.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of
Joy Ann from
I was asked to make this cake for a friend for Mother's Day. It seemed to big a big hit. I switched the design a little. I put a very elegant bow with pretty flowers. The feather was a bit flashy for me.