Graduation, whether from a school or university, hold special significance for the graduate and his near and dear ones. It marks the passage of time spent in doing hard work and the anticipation for the future success. Itís a time for jubilations and parties! And whatís a celebration party without a cake! There are many ways you can make the graduation cakes special for that special one. Here are a few graduation cake decorating tips.
Use wafer paper to make a diploma. Brown edges either with paste color or airbrush spray. Next, hold carefully over steam and melt edges into a curl. Write on with Cake Decorating Pens 'Congratulations on this memorable day. You have made us proud'. Lay on cake.
You can use a School logo on wafer paper- enlarge logo at copy store. Lay wafer paper over image and trace lines with Cake Decorating Pens. Finish coloring in with the pens or if you have an airbrush, after tracing picture then spray water on your dry icing and lay traced logo in place. Spray in with airbrush colors.
Design the graduation cake with miniature grad statues, owl picks, #1sign, graduation candles, grad caps and paper diploma. The plastic Graduation Hats are a 2-piece Novelty item - Surprise the lucky grad with a gift inside!
Make edible diplomas-Roll up a pumpkin roll and ice as a diploma. Use Ready Rolled Fondant to make a diploma, etc.
Use a candy mold or a pantastic pan to add decorative graduation items, numbers to your cakes with chocolate, fondant, gum paste, sugar, mint dough, etc. Make now and keep in a cool place.
Make edible Graduation cap, hereís a tip- Place a miniature peanut butter cup from size 5 mold, bottom up on a plate. Top with a small dollop of frosting or peanut butter, and then press on a (chocolate coating-covered) covered graham cracker. For a tassel, tightly roll up a small square of fruit leather. Cut fringe in one end and attach the other end to the center of the graham cracker with another dab of frosting or peanut butter.
Try a Color Flow picture. Use the High School invitation; enlarge at a copy store if necessary. Lay wax paper over picture and color flow in. Dry for 24 hours then carefully remove wax paper from color flow piece. Add to cake.
Use the graduate cake pan to make a cheese ball, gelatin, and etc. Line pan with plastic wrap, press cheese ball recipe into pan, cover and chill. When ready to serve, unmold onto serving plate and remove plastic wrap. Press nuts into sides for cheese ball.
Make that special occasion EXTRA special - have your graduateís photo printed on a frosting picture! You can get Edible Frosting Sheet- with Graduate's photo printed on it and make it an Unforgettable Graduation Cake!
Make a Strawberry Jell-O cake for jelly lovers: Make jell-o in the grad pan and just outline it in icing and you're finished!
Add personal touch with adding graduation cake sayings on the cake. Wish 'Good Luck', 'You are a Graduate Now!', 'You Survived and Finally Graduated!'