Last week I had an order for a graduation cap cake and cupcakes. I'd never done one before, but it seemed easy enough!
For the mortar board, I used navy tinted marshmallow fondant with Tylose powder added in to help it harden. I made it about 4 days in advance so it would have plenty of time to dry/harden. The tassel is made from yellow fondant that also has Tylose powder added in. I used an extruder to make the tassel!
In addition to the cake, I made cupcakes to match.
Half had graduation caps.
Half had diplomas. Both were made with fondant! These were really fun and turned out very cute!!