Say "Congratulations!" with a very special graduation cake this year. From chocolate grad caps to fondant covered text book cakes, browse through free graduation cake ideas, pictures and how-to-instructions!
Graduation is such an important day for everyone involved!
Create beautiful graduation cakes and celebrate your graduate's latest achievements.
Of course the grad cap is one of the most important parts of graduation. It seems to kind of "finish" off graduation while being thrown up in the air by all graduating students and is usually kept for many years to come.
So, why not make some cute and declicious edible graduation caps!
For small, chocolate grad caps it's very simple. Just buy a package of Reeses peanut butter cups and any dark chocolate bar that can be broken into squares. Flip the Reeses over, place the chocolate square on top, and pipe on a string of yellow frosting for the tassel. Serve them alone with a napkin or you can use them as a fabulous cupcake topper or cake topper on graduation cakes.
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Celebrate your graduate's latest achievements with a graduation scroll cake and cupcakes
You can make these cute little scrolls out of fondant or gum paste, but I recommend making them out of fondant instead. Here is a delicious, homemade
rolled fondant recipe that's easy to make and will work perfect for rolling.
Once you have your fondant made, roll it out onto the table, about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut the edges of the fondant so it's square. Once you're finished this, carefully take the edge of the fondant closest to you and begin rolling it up, much like you would a piece of paper, being careful not to tear the fondant.
Once you're done rolling up the entire fondant put a small dab of water or white icing to keep the end of the fondant sticking to the rest of the roll so it will stay there.
Now that you're done this part, you can start decorating! What are the colors of your special grad? Impliment these into the decorations of your fondant scroll by using colored ribbon, either store-bought or you can make your own out of the left over fondant that you cut away from the edges.
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If you have the time and $$ try making a three dimensional cake for your grad. They look amazing and you can really create a lot of interesting and creative designs. You'll need to be able to stack a few layers of cake, stick it in the freezer, or fridge, so that you can carve out your sculpture.
You can also purchase a variety of shaped cake pans from almost any kitchen shop, or Micheals Craft Store.
Instead of just drawing a grad cap onto your cake, try making it three dimensional instead.
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