Wilton Graduation Mindset Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Graduation Mindset Cake

The sky’s the limit for this lucky graduate! The Wilton Graduation Mindset Cake urges them to reach for the stars as they journey out into the world.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time to bake nor cool the cake.
  • 2
    Separate most (but not all) of the buttercream icing into three bowls. Leave one bowl of icing alone. Tint one of the other icings with a drop or two of Blue for Light Blue icing. Tint the remaining bowl with more drops of Blue until it is a bit darker than the other. Ice 2-layer cakes smooth and prepare for stacked construction (place a dowel rod in the center of the base tier, place top tier directly on center, sharpen one end of a wooden dowel rod, push it through all tiers and cakes boards to the base of the bottom tier).
  • 3
    Position the middle tier on the base tier, centering exactly. Tip: Finely shredded coconut or confectioner's sugar, placed in area where cake circles or plastic plates will rest, helps prevent frosting on the cake from sticking. Repeat with the top tier.
  • 4
    To stabilize tiers further, sharpen one end of a wooden dowel rod and push it through all tiers and cake boards to the base of the bottom tier.
  • 5
    To decorate, start at the top and work down.
  • 6
    Print a message using tip 3 on the cake front.
  • 7
    Tint four 3 inch diameter balls of fondant Lemon Yellow, Rose, Leaf Green and Violet. Roll out. Using two smallest sized star cutters from set, cut approximately 10 of each size in each color fondant.
  • 8
    Using decorator brush dipped in water, randomly attach small and large stars on cake, position additional small stars off-center on large stars.
  • 9
    Pipe tip 1M star bottom borders on both cakes. Randomly pipe tip 18 stars on cakes. Position Topper.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Royal Blue 104103417
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Leaf Green 104103422
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Lemon Yellow 104103402
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Rose 104103413
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Violet 104103416
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant White 24 oz. 104795455
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Performance Pans 8 inch x 2 inch Round 104105932
  • Wilton Performance Pans 12 inch x 2 inch Round 104105936
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 3 104103110
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 1M 104103107
  • Wilton Cut-Outs Dual-side Fondant Cutters Stars 104793693
  • Wilton 6 pc. Cake Boards 13 inch x 19 inch 104105906
  • Wilton Fanci-Foil Wrap Silver 104103289
  • Wilton Plastic Dowel Rods 4 pc. 104106098
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 3 pc. 104105840
  • Shredded Coconut or Confectioners Sugar (optional - see step 3)
  • Graduation Topper of Your Choice
  • Mixing Bowls (3)