Another graduation cake for a co-worker's daughter.
Bright pink and purple.
This is a 10" round, a 6" round and a mini wondermold cake with buttercream frosting. Only the mortarboard and tassel are gumpaste. So maybe buttercream isn't the right term, icing it a better term because this recipe has no butter. I had to find a recipe that could handle the crazy heat and humidity we have been having and this is recipe has worked out great!
Roses are still my nemesis. I wanted to make the roses colored with white edges on the tips but my icing was too soft and the petals fell flat and spread. So I added sugar to stiffen the frosting but the roses were much harder to pipe. I had to practice so much that I gave up on the white edges. I finally got enough roses that I was happy with and called it done.