Graduation Cap Cake Help

Decorating By linaboo2014 Updated 4 Mar 2014 , 3:51am by icer101

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linaboo2014 Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 12:51pm
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ACan anyone help with making the mortar board part of a grad cap cake:)? Saw examples you tube and they look droopy.

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Goreti Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 1:04pm
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I can think of two options:

1.  Roll out thick black fondant & gumpaste mix (50/50), cut a square for the mortarboard. Let dry. I would do this about a wk before to make sure it dries completely.

2. Cover a cardboard square in fondant. Make sure the fondant covers enough of the bottom that you won't see cardboard when looking at the cake.  Would also do this ahead of time.


I made a small one for a topper of a cake and used the first method.  To adhere it to the hat, I used melted chocolate. hth

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BeesKnees578 Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 2:22pm
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I have done the cardboard option twice.  Works great.

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theresaf Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 4:14pm
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The above suggestions are great.  Want to make the whole thing edible?  Instead of cardboard use a Matzoh - I've used that as a lid covered in fondant before too.  Obviously it depends on your size

Good luck


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icer101 Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 3:51am
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I made mine , using the fondant and g/p mixture. I made 2, just to be safe. Learned this from Sharon Zambito!!!

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