I was asked to make a cake for a dear friend, who's son was graduating from FAMU as a Sigma.
I used Fat Daddios brand cake pans - one considered as a 1/2 sheet and the other as a 1/4 sheet. Both tiers each have 2 layers of cake each with icing in between layers. I learned that baking and freezing the cakes a day ahead helps with the icing for crumb coating as well as setting the fondant. I've also recently invested in using "the mat" to assist in folling out fondant and applying it to the cake with ease.
For each tier, I leveled, iced (in between) and layered them, then added the crumb coating of icing (crumb coating is the thin layer of icing that is then allowed to set which will help to avoid cake crumbs in you final icing layer or before applying fondant, for a smoother finish). I also used both Wilton letter cutouts and Fat Daddios letter cutouts (those were the bigger letters).
When I presented the cake to my friend, her and her entire family couldn't stop asking me how I did it, how long it took (ummm, 5+ hours, I'm new at this!) and if I plan on going into business officially.
This Sigma Graduation Two Tier Cake is my first time EVER posting a pic of any of my cakes online in a public domain, so...
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The graduate wanted a cake that represented her three sports. The bottom cake is a two layered 14 inch cake (chocolate and vanilla with raspberry filling). To make the soccer ball I printed a hexagon shape about the size needed, traced it with a toothpick and piped in the black.
The middle layer is a 10 inch cake (same flavors). I added cocoa powder to the Wilton buttercream recipe and mixed in a little orange coloring. To get the texture, I gently pressed a meat mallet into the frosting--after it had dried.
The softball is made from the Wilton ball pan. I had a hard time finding the right yellow so I mixed the Wilton bright yellow with a little lime green. I piped on red stitching.
The graduation cap is made from the cake scraps from the ball cake, frosted and covered in marshmallow fondant (Google the recipe-super easy!) For the cap I covered cardboard in fondant; it's the only part of the cake that isn't edible.
The Sports Graduation Cake was a big hit and tasted super delicious!
I made this Mascot Graduation Cake for my Grandson's High school graduation. It is one of three that I made for this event. It is a white cake with white chocolate ganache filling. It is frosted with Italian butter creme frosting. It is made from 2- 10" round cakes.
The characters are made from homemade gumpaste. They are the Mascots of all the conference teams that they played. The top one is the Cougar which is the Mascot of the school he was in. Their team placed top in the conference. So the Cougar got to go on top. The saying in the middle is a chant that the team does when they get a win. They got to say the chant quite often this year.
The stairs are made of rice krispy treats covered with frosting and fondant. He really liked the way the cake turned out and so did everyone at the party. I was very proud that he graduated and I was honored that he asked me to make his cake.