Lights, camera, action! It is time to celebrate your grad's big achievement with this vintage marquee themed graduation cake. With just a couple cuts and a little fondant, this cake will be the finishing touch to your grad’s celebration. Planning for a large crowd? Serve cupcakes on the side with your grad's photo on our PhotoCake® Edible Cake Images.
Bake a 9" x 13" rectangle cake and 4 cupcakes. Allow to fully cool.
Make angled cuts on the sides of the cake, cutting 2” from the base of the left side and 1” from the base of the right. Place cake on a Silver Half Sheet Cake Board.
Using Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790 and white icing, apply a crumb coat.
Mix 2 lbs of white fondant with 1 tsp of Teal Green Premium Gel Color.
Roll out teal green fondant to 1/8" thick.
Tip: Powdered sugar can be used to prevent the fondant from sticking.
Place fondant on cake. Smooth and trim excess fondant.
Using Red Fondant DecoSheets®, cut out desired numbers.
Tip: If the metal cutters hurt your hands, place a hard surface (like a plastic icing scraper) between your hands and the cutter.
Use Black Fondant DecoShapes® Strips to create a frame on top of the cake. Trim corners to be rounded and adhere the strips to the cake with white icing.
Ice cupcakes using XL Piping Decorating Tip #807 and white icing.
Add a dollop of icing to the bottom of each cupcake to adhere them to the cake board.
Add small White Fondant DecoShapes® Dots on top of the black fondant strips. Adhere with white icing.
Place medium White Fondant DecoShapes® Dots on top of the red arrow.
Add Marquee Graduation DecoSet® to the top of the cake.
Add yellow star to the cake.