Idea 5: Make a stylish chalkboard graduation cake
Celebrate your grad’s hard work with an elegant (and surprisingly easy) chalkboard graduation cake! The secret is learning how to use fondant and food coloring to get the look.
Directions: Use a round cake pan and bake your favorite flavor cake, stacking multiple layers for extra height. Use a spatula to lightly ice your cake with buttercream icing, then cover your cake with white fondant. Cut strips of black fondant: two small, one medium, and one large. Wet the back with a damp brush, then smooth each strip around the cake. Dip a thin, pointed brush into white food coloring and paint on your message. Get creative! Finish up your creation by adding red gumballs around the base and gently pressing numbered party picks into the top layer of fondant.