Graduation is one of the most important stepping stones in life. It is a mark wherein a graduate means accomplished something and good to go to make another chapter of his or her life. Every graduate deserves a celebration because of hard work and perseverance in studying. They deserve a treat for not failing their parent’s expectation – bigger treat for those who passed with flying colors.
What’s the best treat then for them? How about a new car or a full day of shopping spree? Umm… maybe that’s quite too much. But what if you make a customized cake design with a fondant graduation cap on top of it for someone you know or someone special to you who will graduate a few days from now?
Making a Fondant Graduation Cap
Making a fondant Graduation cap for those persons dear to you who will graduate from college, high school, Jr. high, middle school or pre-school is a great idea and it can help much in the celebration. So if your fridge is full of cream and butter, don’t waste much time, get started right away and give that graduate whom you know a big surprise.
If you don’t know how to make one, that’s not a problem and good thing that you are on this page right now. Here, you can get some tips on how to make graduation cap out of fondant. You also need to have some cupcakes where you will put the graduation cup on top of it. Might as well make a miniature diploma out of white paper and tie it with a golden ribbon. You can also make it as a topping to make some variation in your presentation later on.
Chocolate cupcake is preferably the best and for frosting? Well… you can try vanilla cream cheese. If you don’t know how to make a fondant, you can try out this link: Fondant 101.
1. Add color to your fondant. You can get the schools color so that it could connect more to the celebration.
2. Using a rolling-pin, roll out the fondant that you make as a grad cap into your desired thickness.
3. After acquiring your desired thickness get a ruler and use it as a guide in cutting the fondant into strips.
4. Cut it for about half an inch wide and 3 ½ inches long.
5. Roll up the strips one at a time creating a ring like form. Make both ends overlap each other a bit and to make it stick together, you can use a bit of a corn syrup or teensy weensy water. Set it aside to dry and continue working with the remaining strips of colored fondant.
6. When you’re done with the rings, you can then cut a square fondant for the mortarboard (top part of grad cap). Make a square measuring 1 ½ inches.
7. Stick the rings and the mortarboards together for about several hours or preferably overnight. They should stick firm together before you proceed to the next step. You can use edible glue for this step.
8. When the base of the cap and the mortarboard are secured, you can then make a tassel. Roll a fondant (yellow in color) into a tiny snake like form and cut into your desired length. Pinch the end with your finger and use a knife to make a texture (individual strings at the end of it).
9. Drop edible glue at the center of the mortarboard to securely attach the tassel on the grad cap.