Enthralling Graduation Cake Ideas

PartyJoys Staff Sep 27, 2018
Graduation is a time to celebrate, where the world is now a land of opportunity post college. With the graduation cake ideas listed here, you can easily whip up an amazing cake, specially for the graduate.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises". Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. ~ Orrin Hatch
Graduation is not just a time to celebrate, but also a time to gear up for the future. Every family is proud to attend graduation ceremonies to see their loved ones smiling ear to ear upon making it past college. Show them your love and support with a homemade cake that is sure to come off as a heartfelt gesture.

Graduation-themed Cakes

There is absolutely no end to the creativity that you can incorporate while making a graduation cake. Personalizing the cake with the name of the person, graduation date, and the name of the university can be the simplest way to create a great cake.
Cakes shaped like graduation scrolls, books, or even graduation hats are quite popular. In addition to this, you can also make use of the latest technology and get a photograph of the graduating person printed on the cake.
While planning to bake a cake, remember that not everyone can make it exactly like it looks on the baker's display counter. However, with simple suggestions and tips, you can bake a cake which scores high on taste as well as decorations and is perfect for any graduation party.

Cake Recipe

Here is a simple and delicious recipe for a graduation cake. Make use of interesting colors and shapes to bake the perfect one.

Ingredients

♦ Cake flour - 6 cups
♦ Baking powder - 2 tablespoons
♦ Salt - 1 teaspoon
♦ Egg whites - 10
♦ White sugar - 2 cups
♦ Shortening - 1½ cups
♦ Milk - 2 cups
♦ Vanilla extract - 6 teaspoons
♦ Softened butter - 1 cup
♦ Confectioners' sugar - 4 cups

Preparation for the cake

♦ Measure the flour and the add baking powder and half teaspoon salt to it. Sift it.
♦ Beat the egg whites until they become fluffy, and then add 1 cup confectioners' sugar and beat it until the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
♦ Cream the shortening with 2 cups of white sugar until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
♦ Now gently stir in the flour and the milk.
♦ Add the milk and flour in several batches of small quantities and smoothen out the mixture after every addition.
♦ Add 2 teaspoons of the vanilla extract and the egg whites mixture to it and mix the batter thoroughly.
♦ Once the batter is ready, pour it into two three-inch deep round pans (one with 10 inch diameter and the other 8 inch).
♦ Line the bottom of the pans with baking paper.
♦ Fill the pans with the batter. Bake the cakes at 175 °C (350 °F).
♦ Bake the 8-inch cake for about an hour and the 10 inch one for one hour and ten minutes.
♦ Take out the cakes and place them on racks to cool for around ten to fifteen minutes.
♦ After the cakes have cooled down, loosen them from the sides of the pans and turn them out on the racks.
♦ Now brush them to remove any loose crumbs so that you have two plain and smooth round cakes which are ready to be decorated with icing.

Preparation for the frosting

♦ Cream one cup butter with two cups confectioners' sugar, gradually.
♦ Add the sugar slowly and keep on blending simultaneously.
♦ Add four teaspoons of vanilla extract and half teaspoon salt to the mixture.
♦ Then gently add the milk and the remaining confectioners' sugar and beat the mixture constantly.
Use colors of your choice for the frosting. Add a personalized graduation day message to make the cake extra special.