Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Graduation Cake

It's that time of year.  Hear the pomp and circumstance playing in the background?  It's graduation time.  Sounds like a great reason to have a party and, most importantly, make a cake!  Who can pass up such an opportunity?  Certainly not me.

My friend, Maria, joined me to make this graduation cake for her older brother who was graduating from high school.  Maria had never decorated cakes before.  She does, however, have a great interest in culinary arts.  I think that maybe someday she might be Chef Maria.

I have to tell you the story behind this cake, lest you think I'm crazy for putting a pink graduation cap on a boy's cake.  The graduate in question was asked what kind of cake he wanted for the party.  He said, "I don't care what it looks like as long as I can eat it."  Don't ever say that when your sister is making the cake!  We considered everything from a Barbie cake to putting the wrong name on the side.  In the end we went with the small, pink graduation cap that would stick out like a sore thumb.  Believe me, it could have been much worse.  That's one of the great things about making cakes for friends and loved ones.  You can put any personal touch(or gag) you want.

As you can see, the graduate is very interested in theatre and music.  I have to brag on Maria.  She made these little theatre masks and trumpet free-hand!  She also made the cute, little grad cap. 

The graduate loved it.  It was chocolate and vanilla marble cake with a truffle filling! Yum!

Thanks, Maria!  I had fun making this cake with you.  I can't wait to see what you'll make in the future!