How to Make a Cowboy Hat – Step-by-Step Instructions:

You’ll need:

gumpaste/fondant Mixture
– Small Cake (desired size of hat)
– Knive for carving
– Buttercream for frosting
Sewing wheel
Oval pans (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

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How to Stack Cakes – without pillars
You’ll need:

Cake boardsfor each cake tier
– At least 3-4 dowel rods for each cake tier (except top tier)



How to Stack Cakes – With Pillars

There are many pillar sets out there.  Here is a quick link to Cake Pillars


I’m bringing this post to the top as I have added several tutorial links. My next flower should be the Victorian rose and the buttercream rose (worth the wait). I will be adding more flowers to this Index in the coming weeks. I hope you enjoy working with these flowers.

Please use this post as a flower name and step-by-step instructions reference:

Victorian roses



Click HERE for Daisy flower step-by-step instructions.


Click HERE for Pansy flower step-by-step instructions.


Click HERE for Chrysanthemum flower step-by-step instructions.


Click HERE for Primrose flower step-by-step instructions.

Violet and violet leaf

Violet and Leaf 
Click HERE for Violet flower step-by-step instructions.
Click HERE for Violet leaf step-by-step instructions.


Click HERE for Daffodil flower step-by-step instructions.

Pansies are one of my favorite royal icing flowers becuase they look so complicated, but they are not. If you have tried the other flower tutorials I have previously posted, then trying this flower out should not be difficult. Pansies are found in nature in different colors, including all yellow or all dark blue. Add color by painting over them when dry or using color striped bag. Refer to the Flower Index for more flower instructions.

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The primrose flower is a medium sized flower with heart shaped petals. You can find these flowers in different colors, including all yellow, blue with yellow centers and purple with yellow centers. These flowers are accent flowers that add a touch of elegance to any cake. Refer to the Flower Index for other flower’s step-by-step instructions

Click here for step-by-step instructions


I made this cake for a babyshower last Friday.  I really wanted to create something funky yet adorable, so I came up with a slice of cake with adorable fondant bear toppers.  The cake came out bigger than I thought it would as I ended up stacking 4 layers of cake.  It was then frosted and covered with fondant. Green ruffle is buttercream.

I made the bears ahead of time out of fondant and painted the paws, the nose and the eyes with black food coloring.  The top bear is mama bear holding the newborn cub in her arms.  The bottom bear is papa bear.  The mother decided to keep the bear toppers so she can use them as cake toppers for the baby’s first year cake.

This cake was actually 4 layer of chocolate cake with two fillings of chocolate mousse and one layer of “dulce de leche” (similar to caramel).  It was so yummy!!

Chrysanthemum Flower


Tips: #5 and #81 (Master Tip Set, Measuring Cups and Tool Set)
Icing: Buttercream – Medium Consistency
Icing color: Your choice
Prepared Flower Nail (attach wax paper square)


Click HERE for full step-by-step instructions