Well, it’s graduation season and I’ve been making cakes! Cakes for big parties (250 people!) and small family gatherings. It’s so fun to personalize them for each graduate…There are so many possibilities.
This full-sheet cake I made for the graduating daughter of our neighbor. She asked for a pink champagne cake with raspberry mousse filling, iced with vanilla-bean buttercream–delicious combo! There was no particular theme, just a big celebration cake with primary colors for family and friends (and they do have a BIG family…10 kids!).
Since it was such a big cake, I wanted to add some dimension. The large graduation cap is made from a smaller 4″-round cake frosted with black buttercream. The top of the mortar board is made from black candy melts that I piped onto waxed paper and cut to a square after it had chilled for a few minutes (thanks to Liz Larson for the video tutorial on this: theartoffrosting.blogspot.com). The tassel, smaller cap, stars, and twists are made from homemade marshmallow fondant.
It was a fun celebration cake to feed a crowd. I hope you liked it, Anna Marie…Good luck at school in the fall!