This Great Cake Contest entry was submitted by BrandiJQ from Lanett, Alabama: A hat shaped cake for the popular Red Hat Society!
Mix both boxes of cake mix together according to package directions. Pour half into greased 8 inch pan, and other half into half of sports ball pan. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Cool completely.
Place 8 inch layer on cake board or plate. Shave off edges to soften brim of hat. Place half ball on top of layer.
With piping bag and writing tip (large), pipe smooth purple ribbon around hat where top meets brim. Then with a star tip, pipe red stars over rest of hat. Finish by piping purple ribbon flowing from side onto board or plate.