Where did summer go???? My kids have already finished their first week of the 2011-2012 school year,
and I have yet to post pictures from the 2011 graduation season. Wow....time sure flies!
Better late than never, I guess.
So, here they are.....a collection of cakes from the graduation weekend 2011.
...for one of my bff's daughter. The cap is all edible; the diploma is not edible, but it can be unrolled and filled out for a keepsake.
The stars and diploma are made of fondant.
A cupcake tower for our pastor's daughter, Cheyenne.
The top cake is dusted with red edible glitter and the diploma is made of fondant. I also did some catering for their reception....pictures of that are included later in this post.
Another cupcake tower. Go Big Red!
This customer graduated from Wellington (hence the red cap on top), but wanted something a little wild with bright pink, animal print, and she also said she wanted it "blingy"! All of the black animal print is brushed with hologram glitter and the cap on top is also covered in red and hologram glitter. Blingy!!
One of this graduates interest was band so we focused on the instrument that she played in band. I made this saxaphone from fondant and hand-painted the detailing.
Here is a close-up view of the saxaphone.
I carved this Crusader head from a 1/2 sheet of red velvet cake. I had a smaller printout to look at so that I could draw the shape out on the cake and then carve it. It is the same one that is on our water tower here in town. GO BIG RED!
These pom-pom and tennis ball cupcakes went with the Crusader head cake.
Congratulations Megan on your K-State graduation! If you look closely, you can see that the glitter sprinkles are little tiny stars.
This cake was for a nursing school graduation and the cupcakes below went with this order. I made the nursing hat from cake and fondant.
Master of Divinity graduation....I believe that was a faith-based degree and had nothing whatsoever to do with fluffy white candy. hehe heh
Soooo....that pretty much does it for the graduation cakes. But, I made several other cakes that weekend as well. Including:
A birthday cake that was loosely inspired by the "Wonky" Scentsy warmer. Her mom is a Scentsy Rep. :)
A baby shower cake with a little fondant mother-to-be, handbag, and flowers.
A first birthday cupcake tower with a giant cupcake on top.
The middle tier features a mid-sized cupcake with the toddler's name on it to be used as a smash cake.
A cupcake tower with a giant fondant bow for a friend who's little girl was turning 10.
A three-tiered wedding cake....did I mention graduation weekend was a busy weekend???
Sheetcake that coordinates with the wedding cake pictured above...
...and, the Groom's Cake!
Here it is all set up together. :)
I also made 140 cinnamon rolls for that Sunday morning. This is an order that I've made for the past 3 years now. The local Methodist Church has a breakfast/reception to honor the seniors in their congregation.
Below are some pictures of the catering that I did that weekend for the graduation reception that our pastor's family held for his daughter.
Kinda funny that the pastor's wife ordered "Deviled" eggs! lol
Tea Bun Sandwiches
Tuna Salad and Turkey
Giant Fruit Bowl
Wow....I am worn out just reflecting on that weekend! Hope you enjoyed all the pictures. I still have several more cakes from the Spring/Summer months to post in the next few weeks. Hopefully, I can get all caught up soon. :)
I'll leave you this time with a tid-bit that I recently discovered and, being a baker, found of particular interest. Maybe you will too.
Did you know that on January 18, 1943 SLICED BREAD WAS BANNED IN THE U.S. during WWII?
Sliced bread went stale faster, and therefor Americans used more wheat, needed to feed soldiers. Bread slicing machines also needed metal parts for repairs - metal that was needed for manufacturing ships, tanks, guns etc.