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One More Graduation Post- Easy Grad Cake!

I just couldn't leave Graduation Week behind without a cake!  Here is the super easy treat that I made for my daughter's graduation party. 



I didn't think to take pictures of the process for making this cake, but they aren't really necessary.  This is a regular eight inch cake (you could even buy one if you are wish), frosted and then covered in blue fondant (one of her school colors). I frosted a border in white (another school color) around the bottom and then covered it with white roses.  Now, I made these roses, but you can buy them pre-made at your favorite cake supply store (even Michaels and Walmart in the cake section).  They are made by Wilton. 

The graduation cap at the top is cut from black fondant using a cookie cutter.  I added a second layer to mimic the mortarboard, added a gold "tassel", also from fondant.  You can purchase fondant pre-colored, which is nice, because rich blues and black (as well as red) are very difficult to achieve if hand-col…

Great Grad Gifts

As you know, we are celebrating Graduation Week here at Gardenias and Glitter, brought on in large part by the college graduation of my youngest daughter.  Today we would like to share some suggestions for gifts for the graduates in your life.  I have to confess, I consulted with some recent graduates, so not all of the ideas are my own. No graduate in your life? That's okay, these gifts work for birthdays or holidays for the late teen/early twenties loved one in your life.  


Tervis Tumblers or coffee cups- just about every college student I know has at least one of these in their school colors or with their favorite movie character.  These cups keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for an extended amount of time.  They also have tops so that the beverages don't spill. See here for more information.  Take a look at the special cups for grads.  For bonus points, put a gift card to their favorite coffee shop in the cup! 


Amazon Alexa- this allows the grad to do information sear…