Let’s keep the graduation mood..this time I bring another option that you can use for your grad celebration and is a cake in the shape of a graduation hat!!
Last time I show you how to make a graduation hat cake topper but if you don’t have enough time to make a lot of decorations for your graduation cake or if you have a last minute request but at the same time you want to do something pretty, original , elegant and no time consuming at all then this is the right cake for you!!
I always try to share easy ideas with you and this is not the exception..again, this is really easy to make and it’s a cake that you can have fully decorated in one hour..yes, one hour!!
You can use the color of your convenience and you can make it as big as you want ..I made this one in black and it was a small 6” round cake because it was meant to be used as a cupcake tower topper.
So here you have the instructions:
- Cover your cake with fondant.
- Cut a piece of cake board into a square shape, the size will depend on the size of your cake.
- Using your fingers cover the entire surface of the cake board with shortening, this will be acting as a glue for the fondant
- Cover in fondant.
- Stick the covered cake board with water to your covered cake placing it in a diamond shape, let it dry for a couple of minutes.
- To make the tassel cut a piece of fondant into a rectangular shape, the size will depend on the size of your cake..this one was 20 x 6 cm.
- From the half to the bottom cut into strips and then roll pressing the top part at the same time.
- If necessary cut the tip of the tassel to eliminate protruding parts.
- Attach to the cake board with water and let it dry for a couple of minutes…and that’s it!!!
Here you have a picture of the final product:
To take the cake to the next level I put a ribbon and wrote ”Class of 2017″ to decorate the cake board, of course this is optional.
And here you have a picture of the cake at the graduation party as a topper of the cupcake tower:
As you can see, there are so many options when it comes to celebrate a graduation party and this beautiful cake is one of them..I hope you find this tutorial useful and you can feel encouraged to make this simply but elegant graduation hat cake, you’ll see that it is easier than you think..just remember that everything needs a little bit of PRACTICE and PATIENCE!!