What Size Mortarboard For 6" Round Graduation Cap Cake?

Decorating By projectqueen Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 5:15pm by superwawa

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projectqueen Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 1:05pm
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How big should I make the mortarboard for a 6" round cake to make it look like a graduation cap?

Also, does anyone have any tips on how to cover the cardboard with fondant so it looks neat around the edges?


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renee2007 Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 1:42pm
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I just looked at different sizes and put them on to see which one looked best and went with that. I also used gumpaste and cut the size I wanted and let it dry and used that. but, the first time I made one, I did cover the cardboard and the cardboard ended up drooping cuz I used fondant and it didn't dry hard enough. hope this helps icon_smile.gif

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superwawa Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 5:15pm
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You can see in my pics I have a droopy mortarboard! Made of fondant about 5 days before grad party, put it on cake the morning of, but the rain/humidity made it start to sag at the corners. Wish I had used cardboard!

After I rolled out my fondant, I put the 6" pan on top to gauge the size - I think mine ended up being a 7"x7" square - whatever looks best to you!

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