Grad Cap

Decorating By Eva2 Updated 16 May 2010 , 8:03pm by anasazi17

Eva2 Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:24pm
post #1 of 12

I have to make a graduation cap, what is the best way to make it? How do I cover the cardboard on top in fondant?

11 replies
keystone Posted 10 May 2010 , 10:57pm
post #2 of 12

I just put some piping gel on the cake board and then covered it with fondant. I've also made the top out of a sugar cookie.

atwistedlime Posted 10 May 2010 , 11:42pm
post #3 of 12

I am planning to make Mickey Mouse ears out of Rice Krispie treats and let them dry for a few days. I figure they are very light and once dry, stiff as a board. icon_biggrin.gif

Eva2 Posted 11 May 2010 , 9:30am
post #4 of 12

do I go around the whole cardboardorjust put it on top?

pattycakesnj Posted 11 May 2010 , 10:44am
post #5 of 12

make the motorboard out of gumpaste, no need to use cardboard

Debi2 Posted 14 May 2010 , 7:01pm
post #6 of 12

Man, wish had the tip about using gumpaste for the mortarboard a week ago! I just finished a book cake with a grad cap on it and used cardboard covered with fondant. It worked, but the mortarboard would've been better looking with the gumpaste since it would have sharper lines and hold up better on the corners.....not to mention alot easier and quicker! Thanks!


diane223 Posted 14 May 2010 , 7:20pm
post #7 of 12

I made the motarboard for my grad cake out of cardboard with fondant on it. I wish I thought of the gumpaste method too. I wasn't happy with my edges. Gumpaste would have been SOOO much easier!! Live and learn! Now I need to make another grad cake!

cdavis Posted 14 May 2010 , 7:28pm
post #8 of 12

I use chocolate and pour into a square cookie cutter.

sweetcakes Posted 15 May 2010 , 5:41am
post #9 of 12

and should any of those fail,or you run out of time get black foam core and cut it out of that. no need to cover it and its light weight.

anasazi17 Posted 15 May 2010 , 12:15pm
post #10 of 12

Gumpaste works awesome! I just made one (in photos). I rolled it about 1/4" thick and let it dry for 4 days! (I did make 2 just in case one broke)

Debi2 Posted 15 May 2010 , 2:50pm
post #11 of 12

Looks great anasazi17! I will definitely use gumpaste if I ever make another one!


anasazi17 Posted 16 May 2010 , 8:03pm
post #12 of 12

Thank you!

Originally Posted by Debi2

Looks great anasazi17! I will definitely use gumpaste if I ever make another one!


Quote by @%username% on %date%