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A Study in Success Cake

This book shaped graduation cake looks good enough to read! With all the reading your graduate has done over the past 4 years, this personalized graduation cake is a perfect way to say ?a job well done.?
Makes: Cake serve 24.
Skill Level: Easy

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Step 1

We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use. Bring to room temperature for decorating.

Step 2

Make 5 cups buttercream icing:
? Tint 1/4 cup black
? Tint 1/4 cup Christmas Red/Red-Red combination
? Reserve 4 1/2 cups white

Step 3

Use 94 oz. of white fondant:
? Tint 48 oz. Christmas Red/Red-Red combination
? Tint 10 oz. black
? Reserve 36 oz. white

Step 4

Cut two cake boards to 13 x 17 in.; tape together and wrap with foil. Lightly coat board with Piping Gel to help fondant stick to foil. Roll out 48 oz. of Christmas Red/Red combination fondant 1/8 thick and position over board using rolling pin, draping fondant over edge. Trim excess fondant from edges under bottom of board. Set aside.

Step 5

Ice top of cake lightly and sides thick with white buttercream icing. Use wide edge of decorating comb to comb cake sides to resemble book pages.

Step 6

Roll out 36 oz. of white fondant 1/8 in. thick; cover top of cake.Position cake on top of fondant-covered base board and secure with white icing.

Step 7

Roll out black fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut graduate silhouette using pattern. Position on cake.

Step 8

Use tip 3 and black icing to print message.

Use tip 3 and Christmas Red/Red-Red combination icing to highlight message.

Imprint pattern press below message; outline with tip 2 and black icing.

Use tip 2 and black icing to pipe starburst lines around message.

Step 9

Roll out black fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut stars using small and medium Cut-Outs; attach on cake with damp brush.

Step 10

Use tip 5 and white icing to pipe bead top and bottom borders and to print name.

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2- 13 x 19 in. Cake Boards

Graduation Cutter Set

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The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

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A Study in Success Cake is rated 4.6415 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made a carrot cake from scratch for my niece's graduation from medical school and decorated it like this. It was easy to do in little time. I printed the pattern provided on the Wilton website and cut it out while the cake was cooling. I purchased the ready-to-use black fondant and rolled it out; laid the pattern on it, cut it out, placed in on the iced cake. Then all I had to do was add the decorative boarder and was finished. I received a lot of complements on how beautiful the cake was and my niece was very pleased with it. This is a graduation cake I will do again should the occasion arise. It requires little time, skill or special tools. Perfect for the busy person who loves to bake and decorate cakes for special occasions.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was my granddaughters th birthday who love scrapbooking. This was the perfect pan to use. You dont have to try to figure out how to make a book. I took the pan and used it as a scrapbook on one side i wrote family and made stick people for her family. the other side i made shick people again for her friends of course i added thinks that she did with her family and things her and her friends did. Not only was it a big surprise to her but the people at the party love it. Best cake pan ever kathy
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this exact cake & it's very easy if you pre-make the grad pic and the stars before hand. I make my pic and the stars out of royal icing about a week and a half in advance because it takes royal icing a while to thoroughly dry. As far as the writing & other decorations go, you can use letter imprints and deco imprints for the lines and all around the writing. Basically all you have to do then is make the cake and put the icing on it because everything else has already been pre-made.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recently made this cake and placed it on top of a large sheet cake. I used the 11x15 sheet pan. It was pretty easy and turned out really well. I used No-Taste Red instead of Red-Red. Since the fondant stars and silouhette were made ahead of time all I had to do was stick them on and it was almost finished. The cake was for a group graduation so I just put the school initials on the grad instead of a name. I received many compliments on the cake.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake, altered it a little from a cake for an individual person to a class cake. My daughter was graduating from primary school and I offered to make the cake for her end of year graduation mass. It was a big hit with her pals and all the parents were very impressed. I kept the same colour theme but i listed her 16 class mates names on right hand side like text lines on a book and thanked her teacher on left hand side.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was a blast. I borrowed the pan to make it, but will be purchasing it for myself. I liked the idea that someone gave about using it for a racecar as well. Instead of cutting out the silouhette, I cut it out using my cricut cake. So I was able to put it to use as well, which really pleased me. I LOVE Wilton products. . . especially when they come on sale. ;)
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed doing this cake. I had been looking at doing this one and then the opportunity came at someone's 50th Anniversary. I had a picture of the couple when they were married and had each person made in chocolate print. I placed one person on each page, did a border around their picture, and added roses on the edges. I was very proud of this cake.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I followed each step at a time, following Wilton instructions very carefully. I made the cake in advance and covered the cake with the icing the day after. I made sure I had the templates etc before and keep that ready in advance. Putting together took some time and patience - but if you have ready instructions step by step it is easy to follow.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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