Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Danielle's Graduation Cake

A graduation cake for the daughter of a coworker. 

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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!


  1. I love this cake! How did you go about making the actual cap?

  2. Thank you.

    It is made from gumpaste. I used the mini wondermold pan to form the base of the cap. I just formed the rolled out gumpaste over the outside of the bottom of one of the molds cut the bottom even and let it dry. The top is just a square of rolled out gumpaste cut and allowed to dry. I'm sorry I don't remember the dimensions for the top. I used gumpaste glue to hold them together. An extruder was used to make the tassel. Hope that helps!