Kory's Graduation Cake


My first graduation cake done for a friend and co-worker of mine. Tried doing a topsy turvy cake since it was an interesting design and something I hadn't done before. (Used straws from McDonalds as supports) Her fav color was purple and she loved zebra stripes, so I made sure those were the focal point. Her favorite flower was also Stargazer Lily. My first time making flowers and after not being able to tie them together, just inserted the petals into the fondant itself in the lily pattern. Had done another lily on the second tier, but the fondant broke up and was looking horrible. So I removed all petals, fixed the hole created with adding a bit of waste cake from previous day, covered with a large piece of fondant, then used broken petals to create a wonderful design on the side. It was an accident that eventually turned out better than the original :D