Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gerbera Daisy Graduation Cake

This is a High School graduation cake I just finished.  I also made 2 dozen matching cupcakes and 40 cake pops.  It took me over 21 hours to do!!
This cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting on both tiers.  The graduation cap is made from Rice Krispie Treats.  The top of the hat has a thin piece of cardboard between two pieces of fondant to help it hold it's shape.

The flowers took about 4 hours to make.  I had to make 24 flowers so there were lots of flower cutouts to do. Each flower consisted of 2 large daisy shaped cutouts and 4 1/2 small daisy cutouts.  To make the center of the flower, I cut the small daisy in half and then snipped each petal in half.  Those were then layered around the center.  

The cupcakes and the cake pops are both strawberry cake.  I used a cake pop machine to make the cake pops and then dipped them into melted chocolate.  They were delicious!!
For the stripes, I ended up using royal icing.  I had originally planned on using an edible writing pen, but I didn't like how it was coming out. I also did the same for the zebra cupcakes.

This is what the party table looked like...how fun!!


  1. Do you have a recipe for your fondant? ! I'm making a "beer cooler" cake and I just can't find a recipe I like! BTW...your cakes are GORGEOUS! I am also using your beer buttercream : ) I have been searching for that recipe as well...and yours is perfect! I am a fan!


    1. Hi! Please send an email to mnbctgonz@gmail.com and I will get back to you.