Graduation Cakes

graduation cake by Jen's Little Teacup Bakery

A special graduation cake makes a beautiful confectionery tribute to the hard work and achievement of a new graduate. Graduation cakes are getting more and more popular each year and this week we have a selection of some of our favourites from top cake designers.

Our feature cake is by the Little Teacup Bakery, Toronto and features one of the coolest new cake design trends –  a chalkboard effect cake – perfectly apt for a new teacher’s graduation.

The traditional mortarboard worn for graduation ceremonies is given a beatuiful feminine touch with shell pink icing, pearls and sugar flowers in the two pretty designs below by Sweet and Saucy (left) and by Jenna Rae Cakes (right).

graduation cakes by Sweet and Saucy left and by Jenna Rae Cakes right

Pretty bows and floral accents adorn the two glamorous graduation cake designs below from Patisserie Tillemont (below right) and via Pinterest (below left).

Rose Bakes has some helpful tips and pointers on how to make mortar board cake toppers as well as a full size cake here: mortarboard cake tutorial and cake toppers.

graduation cakes from Tillemont Patisserie right and via Pinterest left

Pale blue icing and lace piping makes a chic and elegant graduation cake design below by Edible Essence Cake Art, Plymouth (left) and on the right, an elegant and cosmopolitan varsity style style graduation cake by Eat Cake Be Merry.

graduation cakes by Edible Essence Cake Art, Plymouth left and Eat Cake Be Merry right

Estrele Cakes, Italy created this fun and funky polka dot and bow graduation cake for a stylish young graduate.

graduation cake by Estrele Cakes, Italy

Mimicafe Union, New York, creates some of the most fabulous miniature cake toppers, including the characterful little owl graduates below.

owl cupcake topper graduation cake by Mimicafe Union

A tongue-in-cheek graduation cake below for the graduate who prioritises fun over study.  You’ll find the tutorial for this cake here from Global Sugar Art: graduation cake tutorial. (Plus we have lots more book cake tutorials in our previous features: Book Cakes, Part 1 & Book Cakes, Part 2).

graduation cake tutorial by Global Sugar art, book cake tutorial

A brilliant sugar model graduate in cap and gown by Planet Cake, Australia below.

graduation cake by Planet Cake

Heavenly Cake Pops show you how to make their yummy Ghiradelli chocolate graduation cake pops right here: graduation cake pops tutorial.

Below right, Antonella Di Maria Torte & Design has created a glamourous graduation cake design capturing all the excitement of the occasion.

graduation cake pops tutorial from Ghiradelli Chocolate Co, cake right by Antonella Di Maria Torte

Below we have one of Treehouse Cakes by Kat’s splendid picture tutorials – this time a special graduation bear.

graduation cake topper tutorial by Treehouse Cakes by Kat

Two great mortarboard graduation cakes below: The Violet Cake Shop have added a nice touch (below left) with the year of graduation on the mortarboard cake topper.  On the right,  Cake Styling, Germany have added a feminine touch with pearl beads and a draped fabric effect just under the mortarboard for an elegant young lady graduate.

graduation cakes by The Violet Cake Shop left and Cake Styling, right

A smart and classic graduation cake below by BeDazzled Cake Creations with the traditional scroll and mortarboard proudly resting on a copy of the PhD graduate’s thesis.

graduation cake by BeDazzled Cake Creations

Two beautifully finished graduation cakes by Alyssa Hall of Cuteology Cakes (below left) and by Sugar Rush Cakes, Montreal (below right) including a sugar replica of the scales of justice and a judge’s gavel for a law graduate.

graduation cakes by Cuteology Cakes left and Sugar Rush Cakes right

Our final two graduation cakes are two superb designs in red and white by Sweet & Saucy (below left) and Linda Bellavia Cake Art (below right).

graduation cakes by Sweet & Saucy left and Linda Bellavia Cake Art right

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