9 Ridiculous Graduation Cakes

Extraordinary designs to celebrate the momentous day

It’s that time of year — diplomas, tassels, and polyester gowns are everywhere. And with graduation season come all of the parties for the special graduate along with, of course, a celebratory cake. Lately we've noticed that when it comes to graduation parties, things have gotten a little out of hand, with celebrations now being held for little tykes in their last year of pre-school, complete with schoolhouse-shaped cakes!

Back in the day, most graduation parties didn't even include a cake. If it did, it was a simple sheet cake from the nearby grocery store or Carvel shop. Wow, have times changed. One college graduate headed out into the real world had a two-tier Dr. Seuss cake at their party, while another was honored with a cake inspired by their impending global adventures.

And the extravagant cakes keep coming, with cakes for those who have gone back for a second round of higher education including cakes for chefs-to-be, and cakes for the future leaders of the business world. Which would you want to celebrate your graduation day?

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Disappointing review, sounds like sour grapes to me! I would really enjoy sharing any of those cakes with happy friends and family celebrating a very joyous event.


I didn't see anything ridiculous about the cake for the Browning school grads, it looked delicious!

Plus the cake shaped like a schoolhouse is clearly a birthday cake, not a graduation cake for preschoolers (note the Happy Birthday message on the left side).


Loved the Dr. Seuss cake!! At our school there were 6 valedictorians and they all got together and did a tribute to "Oh, the Places You'll go", by each reading a section of the book and discussing it.


I'm sure there is nothing "ridiculous" about these cakes to those graduates and families who have sacrificed to send their kid to school. Your article was neither interesting nor as entertaining as you'd imagined it would be, Allison.

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