I used the Wilton ball pan and baked both sides of the "ball".
|My cake is still wet from attaching the logo so don't look at that|
I would really have liked to have done a curved brim, but I didn't have gum paste and the fondant just wouldn't harden up enough. So I just traced a bill of a real hat onto parchment and then placed it onto the rolled fondant and cut around. I put the ball pan half at the back end and cut it so I knew it would fit perfectly onto the head portion of the cap.
I then used the Wilton Cutter Embosser Fondant Tool to make the "seams" on the brim and cap part. I used round decorating tips to make the vent holes. I'm not sure what numbers they were.
Finally I found a NY logo by Googling and cut it out on card stock. I then placed it on the fondant and cut around it using the embossing tool. Easy peasy.
I'm really pleased with the way the cake turned out. I don't think I would have done a thing differently (except use gum paste so I could bend my brim). I still think the flat bill looks cute!
In case anyone wonders, this cake took me about 2 and a half hours to do (with the cupcakes). Oh and speaking of cupcakes, I ordered the toppers from Etsy here.
Oh and in case you're wondering, this was for my friend Tracey's son Owen. Happy Birthday Owen. I hope you love your cake!