Graduation - Oh! The Places You'll Go! Cake - How???

Decorating By berryblondeboys Updated 3 Jun 2009 , 7:34am by mcaulir

berryblondeboys Posted 29 May 2009 , 10:22pm
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So... this is the theme. It's for three graduates and I'll be making a two tier cake... or should I do three? (It's up to me really as 1/2 of it is gifted since I'm a mentor to one of the graduates).

I plan to cover in fondant, but should I paint it? And how to do that easily? I've done minor painting on cakes before, but this a new league...

Should I do a 10" and 8"? Or an 8", 6" and 4" to make it look more 'mountain-like. I think I'll use a funnel for the peak.

Then... three grauates.... I still want to make any figures to look Seuss like so I might just do a candy flat figure, but where to place three? WIthout one looking like they are succeeded more than the others! LOL

Here's the book cover to work with:
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dljc Posted 29 May 2009 , 10:47pm
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The colours reminded me of a you tube video on how to do "Seuss stripes". Hopefully this will give you some ideas?


mcaulir Posted 30 May 2009 , 12:46am
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This is my favourite Dr Seuss book - what a great idea!

I think you should do the 3 tiers for a mountain look. I don't think it will matter if one figure looks like it's higher than the others. Unless you are making them to look like the people involved, they won't know which is supposed to be them.

Your book cover is different to mine, but I love the page where they're all flying off in their hot air balloons. I might put some fondant balloons around one of the tiers as well.

Hope it works out well for you!

berryblondeboys Posted 30 May 2009 , 2:23am
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Originally Posted by dljc

The colours reminded me of a you tube video on how to do "Seuss stripes". Hopefully this will give you some ideas?




Thanks for the link! I wish she would show a finished product so I can really se what she was talking about... seemscomplicated though!

berryblondeboys Posted 30 May 2009 , 2:28am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir

This is my favourite Dr Seuss book - what a great idea!

I think you should do the 3 tiers for a mountain look. I don't think it will matter if one figure looks like it's higher than the others. Unless you are making them to look like the people involved, they won't know which is supposed to be them.

Your book cover is different to mine, but I love the page where they're all flying off in their hot air balloons. I might put some fondant balloons around one of the tiers as well.

Hope it works out well for you!




They'll be reading from this book, so this cover works, but I could do three characters flying off in balloons to get them all to fit.

I'm not even sure they are mountains. The back/front cover all together looks more like fields and rolling hills of this weird rainbow thing. Maybe I'll do an oval, then a round and call it a day. I don't want to spend too much time on it as it's not a money maker and I need to do it all in one day.

berryblondeboys Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 12:25pm
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In the end I didn't have time to mess with fondant. So, I just used regular icing and added it on like ribbon. They loved it which is all the mattered.

You can see it in my photos.

mcaulir Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 7:34am
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Hey, well done. I like how neat all your stripes were. Impressive that you did them with icing! thumbs_up.gif

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