I need some help trying to come up with an idea for a preschool graduation cake. Its going to be a small 1 tier 8" round. My first thought was something ABC's, but she wants something that is simple but more elaborate then ABC's if that makes any sense. I'm drawing blanks for this. I'd appreciate any ideas. Also, her price range is $50-$75.
An 8" round cake will give you about 20 servings. Will that be enough? Of course, if it's children, you might be able to make the servings a little smaller. But if you charge by the standard serving size, at $3.50 a serving, that's still only $70 for the whole cake. If you're any good at making fondant or gumpaste decorations, you could put some little crayons, a ruler, some small book, a paintbrush and a tray of watercolors, a pair of blunt-edged scissors, a jar of paste and whatever else you can dream up that's related to kindergarten life, as well as a little graduation cap and a diploma.
Im on the same boat, I want to make a cake for my lil boys pre-k class but have been looking at a few and don't really catch my eye. good luck and don't forget to post pictures.
How about a 3-D duck with a graduation cap? You could put it on a half height round cake if you need to build up the servings and decorate that like water and bubbles.
Or make rectangular flower box as the cake and add flowers sticking out of the top with all of the kid's names... On front of the flower box you could add the school name, teacher name, year, etc...
KristyCakes, what great ideas! They certainly get you out of the school supply rut!
You could do a butter cream transfer. Here's several examples of some images that could be transferred:
I was just coming here to look for ideas for a friends preschool graduation.
I'm actually going to do an open box of crayons I think. The box being the cake and then fondant crayons. Maybe an idea for you?
Mmm, yes - those crayon cakes are so colorful!
I just realized how dumb my comment on crayon cakes sounded - colorful indeed! Let me restate that: I love crayon cakes because of the shapes and colors involved and would like to have an excuse to make one sometime soon. I don't know why I didn't think of it when pre-school was first mentioned. And I liked your cake a lot, too, CakelynsFinest!
Thank you so much! I do also love the box of crayons idea. I would love to try that one day!