Help With Graduation Cap................

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abed Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 1:50am
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I am trying to make a graduation cap, I've tried to grease a round pan, I've tried to use corn startch and then put the fondant, but the problem is that it sticks to it and hard to remove. Any tips on this?

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dsilvest Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 2:06am
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Try making a liner of wax paper or foil. The fondant is also easier to remove after it has dried. To speed up drying time can you add some gumpaste to the fondant?

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princesscatt Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 2:11am
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I just made one with all gumpaste. I molded a sheet of white gumpaste inside a small pyrex bowl. Once it dried for a few days I took it right out and painted it with black food coloring and some vodka mixed so it would be shiny. You can make the board part the same way. Use a garlic press for the tassle.

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honuwebd Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 2:17am
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What are you trying to make the cap out of? Anything? You could always try RKT and cover that in BC and fondant. That's how we did one this weekend. We also used a piece of thin cardboard to mold the top of the hat out of and it worked really well. And if you insist on using a pan/bowl, use something like conf sugar to make sure the fondant doesnt stick

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sweetcakes Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 2:24am
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i always bake a small amount of cake in a cereal bowl for the cap part and then cover in black fondant and attach the mortor board on top.

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cakemom888 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 5:19am
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I use the smallest round cake pan I have. I've used a 6" round and I've also used a pan that is like 3" or so. I just cover the tiny cake with black fondant and then cut a square piece of cardboard, I use a paint brush to get the cardboard a little wet, and then cover it with fondant. I'm not brave enough to make the flat part of the cap with just fondant or gumpaste for fear that it will break, but I don't feel bad about it either. Both of the graduation caps I've made have turned out really cute! I have pics up of them if you want to check them out. Good luck! icon_rolleyes.gif

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jerseygirlNga Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 5:30am
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Since no one (in their right mind) will eat the cap...I used a balloon and when my 50/50 was dry...popped the balloon!

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bvwilliams Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:51pm
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I used a 6" rd pan and half of the small sport ball pan to make the bottom of the cap. To make the square top part, I just used cake board covered in fondant. I have a graduation cake posted on CC if you want to view it.

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abed Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 11:58pm
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what a wonderful idea, using a balloon and then popping it, I'll have to try that. thanks.

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abarnet3 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 2:41am
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I actually took a small bowl and turned it upside down. Put cling wrap or press n seal on it. Covered with fondant and let dry. I actually just cut a square of fondant for the very top and let all of it dry about 3-4 days. It turned out great. I also had issues making the tassle. Went to Hobby Lobby and they have small ones in the fabric section that worked great. You can see one in my cake photos.

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jerseygirlNga Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 1:27pm
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DON"T POP!!! Stick a pin and just deflate!

Works for Chocolate Bowls too!

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cakesbymark Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 1:44pm
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mine was made with a 8in cake with a carved top to get the shape and foam board covered for top part, used play duh gun to make my tassles
this was for my daughters preschool grad party just last week, see pics

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