3 Cool Homemade Graduation Cap Cakes

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.

3 thoughts on “3 Cool Homemade Graduation Cap Cakes”

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

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

    Lisa

  3. 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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