Graduation season brings a lot of cake baking opportunities! It is always fun to add a 3-dimensional element to a graduation cake. Common adornments include diplomas and graduation caps. This step-by-step post shows you how to make your own edible graduation cap using gum paste, fondant, Rice Krispie treats and a jumbo muffin tin.
Step 1: Make the Cap
For this you’ll need a jumbo muffin tin lined with parchment paper strips and greased. Put your Rice Krispie treat mixture into the cavities. The parchment paper strips make it easy to remove the Rice Krispie treats.
I had the opportunity to bake for a friend’s family wedding this summer (July 7, 2017)! Nancy and Rob live in Colorado and they came to the Finger Lakes region for their wedding because his sister Barb lives in the area. Barb recommended me to them (thanks so much) and I met with them in the late spring of this year.
As is quite customary in today’s wedding world, Rob and Nancy came with Pinterest pictures for me to look at while they tasted cake. It is a lot of fun to look at the different inspiration pictures and use them to hone in on what we’re going to work toward for the wedding.
Can you make this BB-8 cake?
As we all know, Pinterest and Google have changed many industries with their image search. I used to design all my cakes without a picture as a starting point. I do this type of design occasionally now, but many of my cake projects start either with a single picture or a collection of pictures to pull different elements from. For this BB-8 cake, my customer sent me an image of the cake she liked from Sweet Shop Cakes.