Made the fondant first, colored it, and then did the rim of the hat so that it could sit and dry over night.
I made the cakes from scratch using the Cake Boss', Buddy Valastro, vanilla cake recipe. I also used his butter cream recipe for the frosting that went under the fondant.
I had colored a little bit of fondant earlier, some for the ribbon and some for those things sticking out of the hat (don't know what they are, but they were on the picture of Mad Hatter with Jonny Depp so I just went for it) so I quickly made up some flowers and after wrapping the ribbon around the base of the cake, I strategically placed the flowers so they would cover most of my patched up mistakes.
Here are some pictures I took at the baby shower. The ladies who put it together did a 'book-theme' based on the mom-to-be's loves/likes in life. They bought various children's books (which they gifted to the mom at the end) and set them up with a food that went with it.
Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter cake
Wow, these ladies are impressive and did an amazing job!