I'm gearing up this week to do the cake for the graduating party that my son happens to be graduating in also.
my thought is to do a cake inspired by cakesbyleila : http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1677921
using 10 in rounds for the 3 individual round bases, and 14" round torted (with an extra just in case) our school's mascot is http://home.comcast.net/~ohsclassof84/maniac.jpg so i'm going to attempt this weekend a 3d version with gumpaste (and a wire/dowel support)
the cakes will - i hope- be fondant (mmf) covered- most of them with a wasc base and or variation in white mmf and the top large one in blue (or vice versa)
last year the cake they had - had the students names piped on and I think i can do that with the 3 rounds in a shade that doesn't stand out so much as to draw away from the simple look of the cake. i'm thinking grey since the main colors are royal blue and white..
I also plan to have behind said mascot with fondant stars and the 2010 on wires as seen in many celebratory cakes. (example by Geechigirl- http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1681983 )
what i really want to do is have a nice border. i tend to stick with round hand rolled fondant balls or twisted rope (colored etc as needed) and i dont have a problem with using these.. but something in me wants to create that little bit of wow factor with a nice border. buttercream is fine. fondant too if not too complicated
Many Many thanks for your help!
This is one of my favorite border threads. There are tons of them in here. Good luck! http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-581820.html
oh thank you. i did try to do a search in the forums and gallery but didn't have much luck.
I was going to recommend that border thread, too. Have it bookmarked, but haven't gotten to practice as many of those as I would like.
Good luck with the cake. Love your design ideas.
This is the easiest and most effective border I've done for the little work involved.
It's a mold, it comes with 3 patterns and a cutter to get the edges neat.