Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Graduation Cake

Schools are letting out for the summer, so with that comes graduation time! Here are a few pictures of a cake I made the other day for a graduating high school senior! This was the first graduation cake I have made and it was super fun to come up with a design showcasing the school logo, colors and interests of the cake recipient!

I was super excited about how smooth I was able to get the buttercream frosting I just had to take a picture! Viva paper towels are definitely your best friend when it comes to smoothing out your icing! A few cake decorating friends had given me this advice but this was the first time I put the Viva towel to the test, works like a charm!

I made the graduation cap using a cookie cutter and then piped on royal icing for the trim and used yellow fondant to create the tassels.

The school mascot was a hornet so I printed out the image from their website and used as a guide. I actually traced the outline of the hornet on top of some rolled out yellow fondant and cut around it with an x-acto knife. I used small pieces of black fondant for the eyes and white fondant for the wings. Then I piped in all the fine details using black royal icing.

Using more cookie cutters and rolled fondant I created a baseball and football to showcase the graduate's athletics through his high school years! Best of luck Jeremy as you head off to college!


  1. Viva towels are the best, glad they worked for you! Your cake loooks great!

  2. Super job girl! You rocked everything about this cake!


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