I made this 1st Graduation Gown Cake to celebrate my dad’s obtention of a doctorate degree. It was the first of this kind I made and it took me some reflection. That also explains the imperfect finish. By the side of it were a pile of books and a certificate but these are not on the picture because they bore real names of certain individuals.

I stacked pieces of vanilla cake with french buttercream in between them. Next I shaped the cake to obtain the v-neck. The sleeves were made of homemade fondant paste; I then used the colors of the real graduation gown.

Everyone loved it though it was a first time experience. I hope it will inspire home bakers.