Graduation is a perfect opportunity for cake and it is a lovely way to say congratulations.
This cake was a chocolate sponge with chocolate filling. The mortar board (graduation cap) was made from a small chocolate sponge cake covered in icing.
When the weather is warm fondant can be tricky to work with as the heat makes it soften. To keep the shape of the scroll I placed a drinking straw inside it and left it there until delivery was due. This made sure the fondant set in the shape I wanted even with the warm weather.