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Writing a New Chapter Cake

The Book Pan is perfect for creating your graduation story line! Here, we’ve added a Smiley Grad Pan student to create an inspiring combo cake.


Difficulty: Easy


Step 1

In advance: Prepare base boards. For book, cut foamcore 1 in. larger than Book Pan on all sides. Tint 48 oz. fondant brown; cover boards. For grad cake, cut cake boards using Smiley Grad pan as a guide; wrap with foil.

Step 2

Ice book cake smooth. Comb sides using small tooth edge of comb. Position on prepared board. Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut to cover cake top; position and trim as needed. Pipe tip 5 bead bottom border.

Step 3

For grad cake, outline features with tip 4. Pipe in pupils and whites of eyes with tip 5, mouth and tongue with tip 4. Cover face with tip 17 stars; overpipe nose and cheeks. Cover mortarboard top with tip 17 stars, base with tip 16 stars. Pipe button with tip 4. Pipe tip 4 lines for hair, tassel cord and pull-out fringe. Pipe tip 4 ball knot. For each hand, shape a 2 in. ball of fondant into a slightly flattened oval about 3 x 2 in.; use knife to cut and shape fingers. Position on book cake and cover with tip 17 stars. Add tip 4 message. Position cakes.

*Combine Brown with Black and Red-Red for brown fondant shown.