I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m months behind on posting cakes… about 4-5 months to be exact. The Pink Ruffles & Roses Cakes and Cookies I posted yesterday? That was done in January. Yeah.
But occasionally I jump ahead and share a more recent cake for the sake of a holiday or event… and since it’s graduation season… today I’m sharing a Graduation Cake that I just delivered yesterday!
This cake was 6″ and 8″ squares (I love my Fat Daddio Square Pans set) – all vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. It was covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant. For the colors, I used leaf green, electric green, royal blue and sky blue… all Americolor Gel Colors.
For the graduation cap topper, I baked a small cake in the Mini Wonder Mold (Doll) pan. For top part of the mortar board, I cut out green gum paste in a 5″x5″ square and let it dry for more than a day. I smushed down the cake a little bit before attaching the top with a wooden skewer. I covered up the hold with the end of the tassel.
Because of the high humidity here in the south – especially over the last couple of weeks, the square still wasn’t super hard when I got ready to put it on the cake, so I used a smaller square of black foam board underneath to support it and prevent it from drooping. You can see it a little bit in the bigger picture. I didn’t want it to be seen, but I’d rather that small thing be seen than the board look like it got rained on 😉
For the stripes on the bottom tier, I cut those with my FMM Ribbon cutter. On the top tier, I cut the diamonds with a cutter from this Ateco Diamond Cutters set. The borders were done with the 10mm First Impressions pearl mold and the numbers were done with my Fox Run Numbers Cookie Cutters set.
You will find my tutorial for putting stars on wires for cakes here.
Are you looking for a graduation cake or school cake design? Be sure to check out my album on Facebook with all of my Graduation and School themed cakes or scroll through the graduation cakes I have posted here on Rose Bakes!
And that’s it…. have I missed any details about this cake? I’d love for you to leave a comment or ask a question if you have any!