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Graduation Cakes - Fun Decorating Tips
Graduation cakes can be any shape you can dream of! From the graduation cap to the diploma there are all kinds of ideas. Pictures of graduation cakes you may find at your local bakery can help. They will have a book you can browse to see the graduation cakes photos they use and this may give you an idea (or many) of a design you want to use for your special graduate.
Choosing the Design
Unique graduation cakes could include a favorite of the graduate. Do they have a hobby that they have enjoyed for many years? They may have been a cheerleader or football player. This makes a great idea for a cake and their graduation year can be added in as well. This will work for any hobby or extracurricular activity or school activity they were interested in. The graduate may have been in the band for the last several years, in which case a musical instrument would be perfect. It can be incorporated onto the cake or the whole cake can be made in the shape of their favorite instrument.
Using designs found on the internet will make cake decorating fun and very affordable. The best way to do this is to find the picture you want to use on the cake and scan it. Print it out and tape it to a flat pan such as a cookie sheet. Place wax paper over the picture and use icing pens trace the design onto the wax paper. Fill it in with the colors using the decorating pens you can purchase at most party supply stores. Place it in the freezer until you are ready to put it on the cake, and then simply peel the wax paper from the design.
From Kindergarten to High School Graduation
Graduation cakes to make could include a tiered cake made to look like steps through your graduate's life. From graduating kindergarten all the way to their high school graduation, the cake will represent the stages of their life up to this point. Make the steps by placing smaller sections of cake on each tier to the desired height. This will be a beautiful cake and there will be plenty to go around.
The Graduate and Friends
Make a graduation cake with all your graduate's friends topping the cake. The figures can all be added to correspond to the hair color of his friends and finding something associated with each one will make it special as well. If one friend plays basketball, a small basketball can be placed with him. (If you cannot find a basketball, they can be made using icing and food coloring) If one is studious, a book would be in order. Another might ride his bicycle everywhere he goes. Add a bicycle to the cake. There are a many ways to personalize a graduation cake.
A Photo Graduation Cake
If you really want to spend a little money on the graduation cake, find someone who has the right type of printer and paper to print edible photos and put a picture of the graduate on the cake. This is a great idea for high school as well as college graduates. They will feel truly special when they see a cake with a picture of themselves on it.
When searching for the right idea for graduation cakes you may want to get some ideas from the Internet. This is a very good source if you are stumped as to what type of cake you want to decorate for your graduate. There are a number of places you can see pics of graduation cakes to help you form an idea. The cake does not have to be exactly like any one you see. This will just give you a general idea of some of the themes being used and you can take it from there and add whatever you want.
School Pride Cake
If your graduate was into sports, the mascot would be a great idea for the graduation cake. There are a number of available molds for making different types of designs such as animals. Purchase one of these, find the right color frosting pens to match the school colors and make the mascot cake with your graduate's name and the year of the graduation.
The 3R's Cake
Another great idea for graduation cakes is the bundle of books cake. This can be made by baking three cakes for the books. Make it rectangular-shaped, use colored icing to make all three books a different color and write the subjects on the books. This will make your novelty cake an instant hit. Add a graduation cap to the top of the books by baking a smaller circular cake and using melted chocolate to make the cap top. The graduation year can be added as well as the congratulations.
Here is an easy one when it comes to graduation cakes to make. The diploma cake is simply made by baking a cake using a larger pan and two cake mixes of your choice. The top of the cake (about three inches across) is cut off when the cake cools and this piece cut into three equal size pieces. Place one at the top left corner and one at the bottom right corner. Round the corners of these pieces and trace an outline of the diploma all the way around the cake after frosting. Add the congratulations, name of the graduate and year of their graduation.
No matter what type of cake you decide to make for your graduate, they will appreciate the effort you have put into this masterpiece you create. Their graduation day will be remembered for many years and the graduation cake will be a great memory as well.