Fashion Inspired Fondant: Great Gatsby Hat

fashion inspired fondant hat

I absolutely love the Gatsby era for fashion inspiration!

I had a client contact me after seeing the 1920 Antique Lace Royal Icing Brush Embroidery Clock; inquiring if I could design wedding favor cookies from the Great Gatsby era. Her daughter’s May wedding is fashioned inspired from the movie. I thought hats and hat boxes would be “ritzy.” I sketched out a few ideas and then proceed to bake and decorate a few prototypes for her to taste and see. Sydney will also be a recipient of the yummy sugar cookies.

Bobbie’s Special Sugar Cookie Recipe:

  • 200 grams/7/8 cup unsalted BUTTER, softened
  • 150grams/  1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp flavoring pick what you like,  for these I chose cheery blossom  (the cherry blossom is very concentrated only add 3 drops)
  • 300 to 350 / 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp milk
  • Vanilla bean, seeds only,
  • 1/2-tsp almond extract


  •  Egg sugar cookie cutter
  • Cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper or silpat
  • Cooling rack

Prepare your mise en place, sift together flour, salt, and set aside. Line four baking sheets with either a silpat or parchment paper.

Cream together the butter, sugar, and seeds from the vanilla bean in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment.  Beat until just becoming creamy in texture. Whisk the egg and extract together, and add to butter mixture.

(Don’t over mix otherwise you’ll incorporate too much air and the cookies will spread during baking, losing their shape.) Scrape down the sides of the bowl and paddle attachment. Sift the flour into the bowl of the standing mixer and mix on low until dough just begins to come together.

Knead on a cool floured workspace, such as a marble board or counter top, bring the dough together, form a well in the center,  and add the milk. Knead to amalgamate. Place the dough into a zip lock bag. Roll the dough into a disk, and place in the refrigerator for 35 to 40 minutes.

Roll out the dough about 6.35 mm/ 1/4-inch thick. Dip the cookie cutters in some reserved flour, and cut out the egg shape omitting 2/3 of the  shape.

Place on prepared cookie sheets and refrigerate for 30 more minutes.

Pre heat the oven to 165 degrees C/ 325 degrees F, and bake the cookies for about 7 to 9 minutes.

The cookies should look light and golden in color.

Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes  and transfer to baking sheet . Allow to completely cool.

Fashion Inspired Great Gatsby Sugar Cookie:

  • Egg shape cookie cutter
  • Fondant,fonderific mocha, cinnamon, & black
  • PME veining tool
  • Linen tool, HP
  • FMM ribbon cutter
  • 6-petal blossom cutter, N 1-4
  • Designs of your choice

For the other fashion fondant inspired hat design press the Craftsy button Joshua John Russell.

I would love to see your fashion inspired Great Gatsby hat, with your designs!

The Filigree Box Tutorial

fashion inspired fondant hat

This is the filigree hatbox for the Great Gatsby Hat!


Fashion inspired fondant



  1. This would be good for a tea partly.everybody wearing hats of the 40’s such as cloches.

  2. Nice idea!

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