A graduation cake for the daughter of a coworker.
Danielle was pretty specific about what she wanted. The base cake was chocolate and the top tier was vanilla, both with hot pink vanilla filling. As I was filling this one with the hot pink frosting I thought "girly cakes are fun to do!" Both are covered with hot pink fondant. (Note to self...wear gloves next time I color fondant pink. I had pink fingernails for a few days!)
The balls are rolled fondant. I made the graduation cap and diploma out of gumpaste earlier in the week so they would have time to dry. You can't really see it in the photo but the tassel was made out of fondant using my new clay extruder. What a neat tool!
Danielle was a cheerleader, the paw prints represent the "Home of the Wildcats".
Danielle was so happy with her cake she sent me a thank you note! Thanks Danielle, you made my day!