Future Movers and Shakers Graduation Cake
A bold grad cake gets the nod for our fun bobbling topper and colorful fondant stars on wires. What better occasion than graduation for this kind of color and energy?
- Easy-Add Lemon Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Golden Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Golden Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add White Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list White Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use White Rolled Fondant
- Easy-Add Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant Primary Colors Multi Pack Add to shopping list Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant Primary Colors Multi Pack
- Easy-Add Red Cake Sparkles™ Add to shopping list Red Cake Sparkles™
- Easy-Add Yellow Cake Sparkles™ Add to shopping list Yellow Cake Sparkles™
- Easy-Add Green Cake Sparkles™ Add to shopping list Green Cake Sparkles™
- Easy-Add Blue Cake Sparkles™ Add to shopping list Blue Cake Sparkles™
Cake serves 43.
- Easy-Add 6 x 3 in. Round Pan Add to shopping list 6 x 3 in. Round Pan
- Easy-Add 14 x 2 in. Round Pan Add to shopping list 14 x 2 in. Round Pan
- Easy-Add Tip: 8 Add to shopping list Tip: 8
- Easy-Add Star Cut-Outs™ Add to shopping list Star Cut-Outs™
- Easy-Add 37 Piece Alphabet & Number Cut-Outs™ Add to shopping list 37 Piece Alphabet & Number Cut-Outs™
- Easy-Add Ribbon Cutter and Embosser Set Add to shopping list Ribbon Cutter and Embosser Set
- 6 in. Cake Circles or use 16 in. foamcore circle, 1/2 in. thick, for base boardEasy-Add 6 in. Cake Circles Add to shopping list 6 in. Cake Circles
- Easy-Add Brush Set Add to shopping list Brush Set
- Easy-Add Rolling Pin Add to shopping list Rolling Pin
- Easy-Add Roll-N-Cut Mat Add to shopping list Roll-N-Cut Mat
- Easy-Add Cake Dividing Set Add to shopping list Cake Dividing Set
- Easy-Add Circle Metal Cutter Add to shopping list Circle Metal Cutter
- Easy-Add Plastic Dowel Rods Add to shopping list Plastic Dowel Rods
- Easy-Add Female Grad Bobbling Topper Add to shopping list Female Grad Bobbling Topper
- Easy-Add Fanci-Foil Wrap Add to shopping list Fanci-Foil Wrap
- 26-gauge white cloth-covered wire 6 in. lengths, 72 needed
- Paring Knife
- Craft block
Tint fondant Pastel Yellow using Lemon Yellow with a little Golden Yellow. In advance: Make stars on wires. Roll out primary fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut 18 stars in each color using medium Cut-Out.
Place on cornstarch-dusted surface. Brush tops with water and sprinkle with matching color Cake Sparkles. Let dry. Bend a hook at end of each wire.
Make a teardrop-shaped base for each star, using a 1/4 in. ball of matching color fondant. Insert hooked wire into narrow end of teardrop, shape to wire and let dry in craft block.
Attach star to base with melted candy. Let set.
Prepare 1-layer 14 in. cake and 2-layer 6 in. cake (bake two 2 1/2 in. layers to create a 5 in. high cake) for stacked construction. Assemble cakes on a triple-thick cake board or foamcore base, wrapped in foil. Ice cakes smooth. Divide 6 in. cake into 10ths and 14 in. cake into 6ths.
For 6 in. cake, roll out pastel yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick. Using straight-edge cutting wheels and striped embossing wheel from Ribbon Cutter/Embosser, cut 10 strips.
Trim to 5 in. long and attach with buttercream at division points. For 14 in. cake, cut dowel rods into six 2 in. lengths; insert at division points, 1 1/2 in. from edge of cake.
Pipe tip 8 bead bottom borders on both cakes. Roll 3/8 in. pastel yellow balls and attach with buttercream for top borders. Roll out primary blue, green and red fondant 1/8 in. thick.
Cut message using alphabet Cut-Outs; attach with icing. Make 6 groups of wired stars, using 3 stars in each color; twist together at bottom.
Insert fondant in dowel rod to stabilize wires. Insert star groups in dowel rods. Roll a 1 1/2 in. log of pastel yellow and wrap around wires at dowel rod opening.
For topper base, roll out fondant 1/2 in. thick and cut a circle with cookie cutter. Position base and topper.