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!!