How Do I Make A Graduation Cap?

Decorating By Unruhlyjen Updated 2 May 2012 , 5:53pm by labelle24

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Unruhlyjen Posted 2 May 2012 , 5:20pm
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Hello, I have a request for a top layer to look like a graduation cap, made out of cake. Any ideas how to do this??? Thanks for your help!

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cakeartist86 Posted 2 May 2012 , 5:24pm
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Wrap the top tier in black fondant and make a mortar board to place on top (either cover cardboard in fondant or make one out of gum past) or it. Then make the tassle out of fondant to stick on the top.

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auntginn Posted 2 May 2012 , 5:32pm
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Yep.. that's how I would do it.

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kakeladi Posted 2 May 2012 , 5:44pm
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Slant cut the top edge of the cake so it looks more rounded before adding the fondant.
OR: bake a 1/2 ball cake.

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labelle24 Posted 2 May 2012 , 5:53pm
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I use half of the wilton sports ball pan. I make the board out of 50% fondant/ 50% gumpaste at the beginning of the week so it is nice and hard. I cut a small part of the top of the ball of so the board can lay flat, cover it in fondant and attach the board with royal icing.

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