Monthly Archives: May 2012

Graduation Cake

Melinda wanted a Graduation Cake for her daughter Hollie. She said Hollie liked the Victoria’s Secret pink, sparkly silver which she wanted incorporated into the cake. She decided on a vanilla cake in the shape of an “H” with a graduation cap added as decor.

We baked a 12″ square, and cut out the H”. We covered it in hot pink buttercream and piped a pink bead border on top and bottom. To create the graduation cap, we wrapped a 5.5″ cardboard square with fondant, painted black and added the tassel holder piece on top. To form the tassel, we pushed fondant through my fondant pump to create the thin threads and painted it with silver luster dust. We rolled up white fondant to look like a diploma. We cut out stars from fondant, painted with silver luster dust and topped with silver sugar sparkles. We piped in the lettering and it was complete after 5 hours.

Congrats, Hollie!

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Keepin’ It Fresh!

Ben’s Aunt Sharon called and asked if we could do her grandson’s 2nd birthday cake. She said Jaxson was into the Fresh Beat Band, a Nickelodeon show in which we had never heard of. After doing some research, we saw that it was a group of kids that play music. Being that it was not a cartoon, we decided to do the cake in the shape of the logo with instruments adorning the outside. She wanted a vanilla cake with buttercream to feed 25-30.

To create the logo, we baked one 8″ square cake and one 9″xx13″ cake. We carved away at the rectangle cake to make it fit into the 8″ cake which formed the logo when complete. We covered the cake in buttercream. After mixing up blue, green, orange and pink buttercream, we piped stars to fill in the colors and text.

To bring the music theme into the cake, we added fondant piano keys to the right edge of the cake and fondant drum mallets to the left. After four hours, the cake was complete.

Happy Birthday, Jaxson! We hope your birthday never misses a beat!

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