I have recently made a few graduation cakes, These 2 were for the same girl. Her class flower was a white rose with yellow tips, so I made some of those out of fondant.
They were pretty easy to make, just really time consuming! After I let them dry I took the steamer to them. It gives them a nice shine and also makes them almost feel like glass.
I then covered the cakes in fondant --I didn't get it quite as smooth as I would have liked, but really I decided it didn't matter too much. I was making the cakes for them at a loss, pretty much; and most people probably wouldn't notice. So I went with it. I didn't feel like peeling it off and starting over. I also felt like the cake needed a little more. Something to tie it into the other cake. So, I added a little more:
I think the yellow helped.
The next cake I made was a full sheet cake.
It turned out okay, but I can't get over that I didn't get the seams perfect where I connected the cakes. Next time I think I will cut off the corners instead of trying to fill them with frosting. Oh well... live and learn.
A close up of the bulldog I drew on the cake.
Surprisingly the large cake didn't take me too long to join together and decorate. Only about an hour and a half. It was so big though that it needed more support, my dad made me a really nice cake board. He is such a perfectionist, he even put little legs on it, a support system on the underside, and he varnished it. I'm lucky to have such a great dad!
Well, I'm off to do dishes now, the hubby should be back from golfing soon. I think we're just going to spend time together and watch a hindi movie or something. We don't get a lot of time to just hang out together, so we have to make the most of it!
The husband with his new golf bag and clubs I bought for him!