Initially, I was going to do a large sheet cake....enough to feed 60-80 people, but then I opted (at the last minute) to make two separate cakes. See, this is the thing...one of the girls graduated from a school with black and orange school colors and the other school colors are maroon and gold. Picture these colors together.....revolting, right? Now, picture all of these colors on a cake....together...........precisely my reaction too. Hideous. Someone needs to get word to these high schools that the school colors don't need to symbolize anything other than being complimentary when they are presented in buttercream. So I ended up completely ignoring both school colors. How's that for brazen?
I rolled out a nice thin piece of fondant and using a pastry cutter, I sliced off thin pieces for the mortarboard tassles.
These cakes were twelve inches around and three layers high. So in baking terms..............huge. They needed lots of buttercream.
Changing the subject for just a second.....I have to tell you that I discovered a new flavored candy wafer this week.
Have a great week everyone!