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Graduation cake ideas

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"A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges."

Benjamin Franklin

A sample of graduation cake ideas.


Graduation Cake

The base cake is a chocolate cake with a grand marnier buttercream filling. The top cake is also chocolate cake, with a layer of orange grand marnier cake, filled with grand marnier buttercream.

The mortar board - (a piece of cardboard) was covered in white fondant and iced with a cornelli lace design in royal icing. A sugar rose holds the fondant cord and royal icing makes the tassle (using a grass tip). It was then painted with gold luster dust.

The hat part was covered in white fondant and then decorated with a cornelli lace design in royal icing, hand painted small sugar flowers, were then inserted into every other shell on the border.

The base cake was covered in white fondant. Shell border.

The diploma was made from white chocolate fondant and rolled with an embossing pin. Then it was painted with lustre dust (pearl white). Intials of the graduate in royal icing and then painted with gold lustre dust.

This cake was such a hit that the graduate is going to place the mortar board and diploma in a shadow box and hang it on her wall.

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