Dionne, whose birthday cake is below, wanted to surprise her husband Omarr with a graduation cake. He recently graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master's in Justice & Security Administration.
She gave me free range for the design, which got me excited to try something different. I thought stacked books was a much more mature design than a round, colorful cake with a graduate cap topper.
I did a little research and used courses listed in his degree program as book titles. I airbrushed the cake to give the books a leathery and worn look, which I really liked. Accented with gold, the school logo was hand painted and the cake personalized with a standing, gold, fondant letter 'O', which was added to the cake upon delivery (so I don't have a picture).
I'm very happy with the outcome and Omarr was too! So much so, he didn't want to cut it! *smile*
White cake with vanilla buttercream. Covered & decorated with marshmallow fondant.