Graduation Cake.

Decorating By maryblausey Updated 22 Apr 2010 , 12:16am by cheatize

maryblausey Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:59pm
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I want to make a graduation cake (hat) for my boyfriend. When I practiced the other day putting fondant on the top half of the graduation cap(motorboard I think it's called)-I couldnt get it to stick. (I think it rolled the fondant out too thick!) Anyway, what else can I use for the motorboard besides cardboard and fondant?

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linstead Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:06pm
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Just made one of these last week (go to my photos to see it). For the mortorboard I cut a thin piece of cardboard (1 ply) square to fit over the cake "cap" portion". I first covered one side (the bottom) and then flipped it over to cover the other side. I put Crisco all over each piece of fondant and that made it stick to the cardboard.

mayo2222 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:17pm
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Just an FYI, its referred to as a "mortarboard" since it resembles the boards that masons carry mortar on.

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linstead Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:36pm
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Thanks Matt - apparently I can't spell (or type very well) as I see I wrote mortorboard icon_redface.gif

mayo2222 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 8:49pm
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haha, yes I figured you had just mistyped yours

Shan8789 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 5:34am
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I agree with Matt, Crisco should work great. Maybe if you're wanting something edible you can frost some graham crackers together in the same shape and let them dry. Once they're dry you can do a thin layer of frosting again and the fondant should stick to that. icon_smile.gif

maryblausey Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 10:26pm
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I guess none of us can spellicon_smile.gif LoL!
Thanks for all the great tips. Shan I really like your idea with the graham crackers! I might try thaticon_smile.gif

cheatize Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:16am
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I think a big square cookie would work, too.

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