Over the past few weeks, I've had several orders for graduation cakes and cupcakes... and a couple of graduation cakes, including the nursing school graduation cake. I thought I'd share them all with you today... and a few tips for making them!
First up, these (just above) were for a young woman graduating from law school at Ole Miss. She wanted simple black graduation caps and diplomas... and then some with lavender flowers because that's her favorite color.
For the mortar board, I made it from gum paste about a week ahead of time, but it still started to sag when I placed it on the cake, so it has black foam board underneath it to keep it flat and level.
I also made him a dozen vanilla cupcakes... this is how the first batch ended up. Yikes.
Yeah, they fell out of my truck into a gravel parking lot when I was meeting his mom to deliver them. I was um... sad.
But I made more (in less than 2 hours) and still got them back to her before graduation that night.
On the same night, I made 3 dozen more graduation cupcakes for another young man graduating from (my) high school.
He was a soccer player, so we incorporated soccer ball cupcake toppers. These were 2.5" circles cut from MMF and I used Americolor Food Markers to draw on the soccer ball design (don't judge... I know they aren't technically correct).
There were also graduation caps, diplomas, and then FC logo (for Franklin County High School... often called FC). I used my Ateco Alphabet Cutters for the letters.
Do you have any questions about this cake or the cupcakes? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!