It's Halloween on Saturday, so a witch's hat is entirely on point. The brim is a 14-inch round cake. The top of the hat is a two-layer 6-inch round cake, topped with several inches of formed rice crispy treats.
The entire cake is covered in buttercream and topped with black ganache. Then we sprinkled on lots of edible glitter before stacking the two parts. Several skewers will keep the parts stacked straight for travel.
The little mice are made from fondant, and the spiderwebs are spun sugar. We got to play with lots of fun stuff for this cake!!
The base is a simple chocolate cake and the soccer ball is molded from rice crispy treats (our new "favorite" molding medium). The ball is covered with white fondant and black fondant pentagons were placed to finish the decoration. The bow is fondant; the stars are gum paste.
I must admit a soccer ball is not nearly as easy to make as a football, basketball, volleyball, golf ball, or just about any other kind of sport ball.
But we had fun and we get to do it again tomorrow.