Jun 30 2010
I just made this graduation cake last week and posted some of the pics on facebook, I thought I would post the rest of them. Making a cake like this is a lot of work- It looks so quick and easy and fun on t.v. but when you do every single thing by yourself, it is quite a process. I am not really into the actual baking process so much, I try, people seem to like the way they taste, but I like the decorating process, If I could have someone hand over the cake just covered in plain fondant, that would be great! But this is not the case so first I baked 6 layers of cakes, 3 ten inchers and 3 six inchers. Then I filled them with fresh strawberries and chocolate mouse filling.
Above is when I drizzled the chocolate ganache over the strawberries. Then I stack all of the layers and try to make them even so the cake ends up straight.
The next step is to “dirty ice” the cake, a layer of frosting that doesn’t have to be perfect because its going to be covered, but it should be smooth.
I cut out fondant pieces that I had to color blue and yellow, the school colors. Coloring the fondant is probably my least favorite part. This was probably taken at around 1 or 2 a.m.
The next morning I covered the cakes in fondant, this part always scares me a little because it could go really wrong, luckily it went well, there were a few little cracks but I was satisfied.
And here is the cake finished. By this time I kinda hated the cake a little- I was just sick of it and wanted to finish. I did like it, I was happy with it but there were some parts I wasn’t happy with and ran into some small issues but that is to be expected.
The “M” is for Montebello High School, Justice is the graduate, class of 2010!!! His football number is #76, and they are the oilers- thus the derick…spewing oil
This was probably my most worked on cake yet. A few hours after I took this picture this cake was ripped to shreds and devoured….I was ready to let it get eaten anyway