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Graduation Book Cake

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Graduation Book Cake

When my nephew Travis, graduated from high school I designed his cake to look like books sitting on a desk with an open bible in the foreground.

The two books in the background are made from sheet cakes that I cut to size and covered in fondant then pasted on the fondant book titles.  The graduation cap is a 6-inch round cake covered in fondant with a fondant tassel topping it off.  I used a garlic press to create the tassel strings and I cut and rolled some white fondant to resemble the graduation diploma.

The open bible started out as a sheet cake.  After I carved it into the shape of a bible, I covered it in fondant then scored lines in the sides to resemble the pages.  Once I brushed on some brown and gold food coloring, the lines popped out and looked like stacked pages.  The two top pages are sheets of rice paper that I ran through my edible ink jet printer. I finished the look by covering a board in fondant then used an impression mat to create the look of wood grain.

This was a really fun cake to create!

Graduation Book Cake


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Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Wednesday 12th of March 2014

This cake is gorgeous Dahn! I'd love to learn cake art.


Thursday 13th of March 2014

Thank you Marie, I started out a long time ago by looking at the Wilton magazines and trying to copy the designs.

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