My nephew was graduating elementary school and I was asked to make the cake. I made a two tiered vanilla cake with chocolate pudding filling. I made marshmallow fondant, covered the cake and had no clue how I was going to decorate it.
Then it came to me, I wanted to make an owl with a graduation cap! From there it just took off! I was making fondant books, graduation caps, pencils, globes, etc. I placed them around the cake and was very pleased with the outcome, as were my nephew and the guests! Sometimes not planning ahead and just “winging it” works out for the best!