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Coolest Graduation Cake 22

by Michele
(Bakersfield, CA)

Graduation Caps

Graduation Caps

I made this graduation cake for my sister's graduation from college, my daughter's graduation from high school, and my nephew's graduation from Jr. High.

For the hat part, I made round cakes and frosted them black. For the mortars, I melted chocolate candy melts and put them in a square pan, and let it harden in the refrigerator. When they were hard, I took them out and trimmed off the jagged edges.

I made the tassel by softening fondant with shortening, colored the fondant the colors of the schools. Then I put it through a garlic press. I used an unmelted candy melt to be the button on top of the cap. I took black food coloring and painted the chocolate mortar.

I took pictures to a local cake supply store and had them put on sugar paper. I cut those out and put them on the appropriate cake.

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Can't wait to make this cake
by: Anonymous

I wanted to make a graduation cake for a combined graduation party for my daughter and my nephew. This is perfect!! Great idea!

thanks
by: Lisa

Those cakes look really great and I am baking one for my graduation party from University on Friday.
Greetings from Austria

Lisa

HELP with cake
by: Anonymous

This looks great and I am going to try it this week.
But, how did you pull off cutting and serving the chocolate top part?
Jill

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Coolest Graduation Cake 20

by Rachel G.
(IL.)

Graduation Cake

Graduation Cake

This graduation cake was for my husband's sister's 8th grade graduation party. For the cake I used two 13x9 cakes, one chocolate and one yellow and put them together. For the frosting I used my own (buttercream)recipe. For the colors on the cake I used the colors of the school that she went to, yellow and green.

When the frosting was still wet I sprinkled with yellow decorating crystals. Then with the scroll you can write any message, name or the graduating year. For all the decorations on the cake I used tip number 4. And the writing I used tip number 2.

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Coolest Graduation Cake 21

by Ashley
(Illinois)

Graduation Cake

Graduation Cake

I made this graduation cake for my boyfriend's graduation. It was two 11"x15" cakes (one white, one chocolate) placed side by side and glued together with a bit of icing. The top piece was cake baked in the top two pieces of a small tier set (5" and 7"?).

I decorated the top outside of the large cake first with a green stripe (smooth side of a basket weave tip) and then shells on top. The bottom of the large cake was shells with green dots at each tail. I did the tiered cake with drop strings.

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Few Questions
by: Anonymous

Thanks for sharing your cake. I have an 11x15 pan and was wondering if that was equivalent to a "half sheet"? I am starting to bake for people and I've had people ask me what size "sheet" cakes that I have. I mainly use Wilton pans and they don't say the sheet size, only measurements.
Also, how did you get both cakes to be level so that it doesn't slope?
Thanks....I'm not sure how this works as far as responding back. But hopefully you can reply to this!
Thanks
Jenny

even cakes
by: Melissa

Well you end up using a cake leveler that you can buy at Walmart for a couple of bucks and you cut the top (rounded part) off the cake and you would do this to both cakes. It has notches to do different heights. Or you use a serrated knife and cut it away - that way trying to be level. Then put the cut side down and you will have a smooth part to ice with no crumbs.

Board size
by: school baker

Was wondering what size cake board you use for two 11x15 cakes side by side...24 " by 16"? and where do you find this size board?

Great Cake!!
by: Sheila

Hey, I am also from Ashley, Illinois!! Great Cake! It looks like you took a lot of time to be precise...great job!

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Coolest Graduation Cake 25

by Brandy
(Illinois)

Homemade High School Graduation Cake

Homemade High School Graduation Cake

This graduation cake was for a High School Graduate.
It is just a 1/4 Sheet cake decorated in golden yellow with red shell border.

The cap is an upside down cup cake with a thick piece of black card stock on top (if its not thick enough the "glue" icing will bleed through). On top is just a key chain tassel.

The Diploma is just plain white paper rolled & tied with a ribbon.

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Coolest Graduation Cake 19

by Charlene Birdsell
(Grayson, GA)

Graduation Cake

Graduation Cake

This graduation cake was made for a high school graduate who is on her way to attend college at the Savannah College of Art & Design.

The cake was made using Wilton's square cake pans and iced in black & white buttercream. The daisies were made of royal icing and the lettering is fondant.

The sugar cookies were decorated with color flow icing.

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awesome cake!
by: Michelle Knapp

Not only did the cake look amazing, it tasted fabulous too! This cake received many compliments throughout the entire party.

Wonderful
by: Anonymous

I think yours is the most imaginative and awesome cake I have seen in awhile. I love how you incorporated what your graduate is doing after school. It has given me some ideas of my own. Thank you for sharing.

help with makin this cake
by: Michelle

Hi! we love this cake and are trying to make it this year for graduation! I found Wilton square pans online..can you tell me what sizes you used and it looks like you layered 2 of each size, is that correct?
thanks so much!

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