It's graduation time! Congratulations to all of our 2012 graduates!
On behalf of all of the graduates out there...here's a cake to you! (with a side of cupcakes ;-)
This is a 'copy cake' of the publix version. At least tried to!
As you see below, the cake was not too high. Therefore, I make another cake to top it off.
Before stacking the cakes, you want to level the top off by cutting that 'hump' off the top of each cake.
Then you want to add your 'dam' (that lovely circle of frosting around the outer edge of the cake) with a tip #12 and fill it with either frosting or a filling. I just used frosting for this particular cake. After it's filled, place the second cake on top, evenly, and you're set!
(Picture of the top of the cake)
Take your butter cream, thin it out with a little milk, and frost that cake! I start at the top, then do the sides.
Let it sit while you do the cupcakes.
Take your butter cream and 1M (wilton) tip. Start from the the outside of the cupcake and swirl to the center.
You do not want to keep the tip on the cupcake! Raise it up, so you can a higher mountain of icing.
I learned the hard way, but I think it's better to put the paper on first, then ice the cupcakes. lol
I also added silver and gold sprinkles on here to go along with the theme.
Back to the cake!
From top to bottom:
- Use tip #3 for the top loops (You may want to mark your spacing with a toothpick for accuracy)
- Tip #3 for the black and white dots on the side
- Tip #3 for the side loops
- Tip #12 for the beaded border
Add the plastic toppers and you have yourself a graduation cake!
Until Next Time, Happy Baking!