The key to a successful graduation party is a captivating cake!
SIZE: 10” and 8” round tiered
SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Moderate
1. A day ahead, select a picture of two antique keys from the internet, and print the page(s). TIP: cut and paste images to an editing document, so that you may pipe two or three each royal icing decoration, in case of breakage.
2. Mix gold royal icing, using Lucks Golden Yellow Liqua-Gel Color (Item #45286).
3. Place a cake collar on top of the page printed with key images. Pipe keys in gold royal icing on the acetate, using a #3 plain round tube (Item #11022). Again, you may wish to pipe two or three of each key, in the event of breakage. Allow keys to dry.
4. Before beginning assembly of the cake on day two, airbrush dried keys with Lucks Gold Shimmer Airbrush Color (Item #43542). Let dry.
5. Mix gold buttercream icing, using Golden Yellow Gel Color, and blue buttercream using Lucks Royal Blue Liqua-Gel Color (Item #45277). TIP: to accurately match Lucks Royal Icing Roses, you may find it necessary to add a drop of Lucks Violet Liqua-Gel Color (Item #45278) to the blue icing as well.
6. Assemble and ice the cake in white icing.
7. Apply Gold Shimmer Ribbons™ decorations (Item #45556) around the base of each tier.
8. Pipe a gold beaded border at the base of each tier with a #10 plain round tube (Item #11029), then airbrush in Gold Shimmer Color.
9. Carefully remove dried keys from the acetate, applying to cake with care, as shown.
10. Pipe a message on the front of the top tier, as shown, with blue icing and a #3 tip.
11. Finish by attaching a variety of sizes from the Royal Blue Rose Variety Pack (Item #41645) artfully around the tiers.
Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz