Graduation cake, cake to say congratulations

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.

 

graduation cake
graduation cake

Graduating as a Doctor – A time to celebrate with cake!

I was asked to do a graduation cake for a special someone graduating to become a doctor, I had done a cake for their 21st birthday when they were off to train as a doctor, so I was honoured to be asked again.  The previous cake was a doctors coat, click here to see pictures.  Therefore we wanted this cake to be a little different but on the same theme.

The mortarboard on the top of the cake was made from homemade rice crispie squares.  This was the first time I had used rice crispie squares and couldn’t believe how easy they were to make.  I followed nigella’s recipe, click here to try it yourself.

The decorations were made from ready roll fondant, coloured as required.  The message was written on a bandage, all this was decorating an 8” round chocolate sponge with chocolate frosting.  Congratulations Nicola, you have done amazing and your dad is super proud.

 

 

Graduation doctors
Graduation doctors

hours of fun home made cake doctor nurse graduation