Friday, August 19, 2011

Dan's Graduation Cake

It has been a while since I have posted and have a lot to catch up on. This past June, Dan graduated from Lehigh University with his MBA. He had been working on this since before we got married. I was very proud of him and wanted to give him a cake for his party that was both appropriate and celebrated the occasion. He said a simple stack of books would be fine, but I thought he deserved something grander--not just a few books, but a laptop computer, a fondant figure of Dan, and some other chocolates too.
The bottom two books are chocolate cake with peanut butter cream filling and covered in chocolate buttercream. The computer is a vanilla cake with a white chocolate raspberry filling. The cakes were covered with fondant and the figure is also out of fondant.

The hats around the edge of the board are Reese's peanut butter cups attached to Ghirardelli chocolate squares. I attached them together with melted chocolate. Once the chocolate cooled, I flipped them over and piped on the tassels with yellow tinted royal icing. Lehigh's colors are brown and gold so I could use chocolate as is. If the colors were different I might have melted down colored chocolate into molds to make the hats.