This graduation cake I made for my sister’s graduation party. The cake is a 2 layer 16in round iced in buttercream. The roses are royal icing that I made a few days ahead of time.

The graduation cap is a candy plaque using the Wilton pan. I started by piping in melted yellow candy melts into the portion for the tassle. I put that in the refrigerator and let it set for about 15 min. I melted blue candy melts in the microwave. I had to add blue candy coloring to achieve the dark blue color. I then poured the melted blue candy into the pan and let it set in the fridge for about 30 min. After it was set.

I removed it from the pan, just by turning it over onto a towel. I placed the candy plaque on the cake and added the lettering. This was real easy and relatively quick to do.