NCSU Roommates Grad Cake

by Sherry Young
(New Bern, NC)

This is the cake I made for my daughter and her roommates graduating from college. I was inspired while browsing in the scrapbook section.

Tools:
Cake Mix, Fondant, Icing, Food coloring, Scrapbooking supplies, photos, cookie cutters, fabric, clear plastic, clip art, lollypop sticks, popsicle sticks, hot glue

Instuctions:
The scrapbook gown is like a little dolls clothing, so I formed a body (with head shape-no arms) with wire. I used a photo shop program to size their heads and hot glued them to the wire. The black diploma was originally red, so I painted it black and made a school logo. After attaching mortar board and diplomas to the Paper Dolls, I hot glued popsicles sticks to the bottom of wire body to create length to stick in the cake. The Congratulations sign was made with a clip art program and glued to lollypop sticks and added little curly ribbon. The platter is very sturdy cardboard covered with fabric of their university logo, then covered in medium weight clear plastic. The (2) bottom square cake was made with a 12 inch pan, with frosting between layers. The (2) round top cake was made with a Wilton pan, with frosting between layers. I used cookie cutters and gel food coloring to make the letters, numbers and stars. First I covered the bottom cakes with frosting and white fondant then placed it on the platter, then covered the round ones with frosting and white fondant and placed it on top of bottom cakes in the back corner. I rolled the fondant (black & red) and placed it between cake and platter, and top and bottom tiers. The dots are tiny fondant balls pressed and applied to cake. When working with colored fondant (shapes, letters etc.) and applying to white fondant, I learned to use water very, very sparingly as it bleeds easily.

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Aug 15, 2010
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Prize winner
by: Jane

Your excellent graduation cake has won one of our 2010 prizes.

Congratulations.

May 19, 2010
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Great cake
by: Susan Sawyer

What a way to show NCSU SPIRIT! Go Pack!

May 19, 2010
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awesome cake
by: Anonymous

What a great looking cake. Alot of love and time went into this. Congradulations to all.

May 19, 2010
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I love the cake!!!
by: Phyllis O'Daniel

Sherry --Is there ANYTHING you can't do??? I am coming in tomorrow---I would be glad to be your taste-tester! I LOVE the cake!Go WolfPack!

May 18, 2010
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Excellent !
by: Edie Bell

Sherry, You did a great job! I know Caitlin is so proud of her Mom! A lot of love went into making it for her. Love, Edie

May 18, 2010
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Blue Ribbon Winner
by: Betsy

This is a winner and one of the best I've seen anywhere. Who on earth could outdo this ? The decorating is outstanding and so original. This gets a blue ribbon. Period.

May 18, 2010
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Very Original!!!
by: Doug Banks

This cake is very original. I love the theme and attention to detail. I bet it taste just as delicious as it looks.

May 18, 2010
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Great Cake!
by: Anonymous

What a great cake--you are so creative!

May 18, 2010
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Fabuloso!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: Linda

this is absolutely the most unique cake and personal I've seen with the graduate and her two best friends!!!!!

May 18, 2010
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Fabuloso!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: Linda

this is absolutely the most unique cake and personal I've seen with the graduate and her two best friends!!!!!

May 18, 2010
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NCSU GRAD CAKE
by: GINNY

VERY CREATIVE.AND UNIQUE CERTAINLY ONE OF A KIND.FABULOUS JOB.

May 18, 2010
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Beautiful Cake
by: Rhonda

The cake is so creative. Your daughter will love it!

May 18, 2010
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Beautiful Cake
by: Rhonda

The cake is so creative. Your daughter will love it!

May 18, 2010
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Great idea
by: Joy

Great idea! I'm sure Caitlin loved it!

May 18, 2010
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Great Cake
by: Anonymous

This was really a cute idea. I loved the graduates!

May 18, 2010
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Great Cake!
by: Jean

Wonderful Job and awesome cake!

May 18, 2010
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Love it!!
by: Kathryn

Absolutely stunning cake! Well done!

May 17, 2010
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Adorable!
by: Anonymous

Very clever idea adding the graduates' faces on the top tier. Cute way to personalize the cake!

May 17, 2010
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Awesome NCSU Cake
by: Beth

Beautiful! Love seeing the grads' faces on the dolls

May 17, 2010
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Awesome!
by: Paula

This cake is so awesome....I know the Grad loved it.
Way to show pride for the school she has loved for years.....Love, love love it.....

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