i'm making cupcakes for a graduation, and i was wondering if anyone has ever made graduation caps as toppers. Any instructions, advice or ideas would be very much appreciated, thanks!
Roll out gumpaste thinly and cut squares, leave to dry
roll gumpaste/fondant mix into balls, cut in half
place dried squares onto half balls (cut side of balls face down), adhere with a little water or gumglue
use su*garcraftgun to make tassles
i did a graduation cap.. i just uploaded the picture for you .. check out my photos so you can get an idea
I made candy graduation hats last year, but I can't seem to find the picture of the ones I did. I got the idea from Bakerella, here:
I changed it up a little to get a more authentic looking cap and to have the top and bottom be the same color. I used a bon bon chocolate mold to have a rounded bottom instead of the peanut butter cup, and I used powdered black food color in the chocolate (which was a waste - they might have gotten a little darker than just the dark chocolate, but they certainly did not get black, and I used an entire jar!). I made both the top and bottom myself, and used the yellow sour candy she recommends. HTH!
thanks everyone for your advice!!!! I'll be making the graduation hats tomorrow and you after reading your posts I feel more confident!