Graduation Cake!

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I cannot believe it has been one year since I graduated college.

Time really flys!  This time last year I was crying over this quote.  And although a lot has changed, I have begun to accept my twenties due to this amazing article.  And although I miss these girls a lot, Being a twenty-something really isn’t too bad.

The bizzare part is that the little incoming freshmen I met when I was a wise sophomore, are now entering the real world.  I went to UCLA and it was the best 4 years of my life.  I played water polo there and met the most amazing people, and made the best friends anyone could ask for.  5 of the girls in the year below me are having a graduation party tonight, and when one of their mom’s asked me to make a cake for the occasion, I just couldn’t say no!

Bruins for life.

I have a wonderful process down now when it comes to making cakes.  Due to my day job, I have to break up the process into a few days.

Wednesday night:  Purchase all cake making ingredients.  Bake cakes.  Take out of oven and when still slightly warm I wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them!

Thursday night:  Make buttercream.  Take cakes out and cut tops off, if necessary, and let thaw.  Frost and cover in fondant. Decorate!

Friday: Mom graciously offers to drive cake up to LA during the day.  Cake makes it to the party for Friday night!

I used the same Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Buttercream from the Justin Bieber cake I made.  It is just delicious.  I took a picture of the way I cut the top part of the cake with a slant, but then I was in the zone (and covering in food coloring and powedered sugar) that I did not take picture of the decorating.  One day I will do that!

Then I just decided on a simple design of polka dots and a topper of Joe Bruin!  I printed off a picture of him, then layed it down on fondant as a stencil.  Then I took a sharp cake tester tip, and poked holes through as a guide of where to draw with buttercream.  He came out looking pretty cute!  Then I bought some glittery graduation cap cutouts at party city, attached a toothpick to it and stuck it in the cake.  I love the way it turned out and am so proud of my Bruin Grads!!


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