(Grown)Man's Graduation Cake

Decorating By Melan Updated 15 Aug 2008 , 7:03pm by sweetisome

Melan Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 9:53pm
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Hi! I am in need of ideas for a graduation cake for a grown man. It needs to be 2 tiered round, finished in bc, but the rest is up to me. My concern is it will look like a wedding cake with the bc being white. The college colors are blue(like royal blue) and gold. I don't have to necessarily use those colors, and really, I'd rather not! How can I make this cake not look so "wedding-ish". Thanks for any help!

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Melan Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:38pm
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I'm bumping myself... still stuck -need ideas! icon_smile.gif

Melan Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:47pm
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I'm bumping myself... still stuck -need ideas! icon_smile.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:47pm
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How about adding a blue grad cap to the top tier, and gold stars on the sides? Then you could do a gumpaste plaque with Congrats and his name, or the school logo. What is the logo? That might help us with ideas...

Melan Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:49pm
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They don't necessarily want to use the school colors or logo, just the fact that he graduated. So it would need to say something like "Congratulations Mike" Colors don't have to be blue/gold. I am just stumped!!

foxymomma521 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:52pm
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Do you know what his major was? I still think a grad cap (maybe black) on top would help it not look wedding-ish..

Melan Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 12:55pm
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Health and Physcical education -he's going to be a teacher

sdrper Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 1:13pm
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Maybe you could do some sport related items around the sides like a baseball, basketball, jumprope, other athletic (PE) related items or maybe teacher items. I agree with putting the grad hat on top just to recognize his accomplishment.

Sherry

sdrper Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 1:14pm
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sorry double post icon_redface.gif

Melan Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 3:05pm
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Great, thanks for the ideas. My gears are FINALLY turning! Thanks!

sweetisome Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 7:03pm
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I would start by making the tiers NOT round. For me, square is a more masculine shape. The cap is a nice touch, but you could also make a fondant "diploma". Very easy...curl the ends for effect and add a "ribbon" around it with the year of his gradualtion. Does the cake have to be white? This too can eliminate the bridal feel. icon_cool.gif Whatever you end u[ with I'm sure it will be the hit of the party

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