How To Makea Graduation Cap?

Decorating By stephilde Updated 19 Apr 2010 , 7:12pm by peg818

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stephilde Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:01pm
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what is the best way to make a graduation cap? I am probably going to end up making small ones to place on cupcakes but would also like to know if there are any tips on larger ones as well.

I was imagining taking fondant/gumpaste and molding it around something small and round to keep the round shape. making a separate square shape for the mortar board letting it dry and attaching. what should i use to attach it- gumpaste glue? how about making the tassle? Any tips? Any suggestions on a small round item to dry the caps on i am coming up blank?

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mayo2222 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:16pm
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Try the minicupcake pans. They should be exactly what you are looking for

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jammjenks Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 5:17pm
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Use a ball pan for the round shape. Do the square just like you said.

Use candy melts to glue them together.

Here's one tutorial on tassels:

Lots of them come up when you google.

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peg818 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 7:12pm
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If you want small ones to place on cup cakes, here is how i would do them.

Freeze a bag of mini peanut butter cups, then dip the unwrapped candies in chocolate color of your choice. For the mortarboard dip a gram cracker square in the same color as the hat part and glue together. You can use a tip 233 to make your tassels or use fondant in the appropriate color.

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