This is how cakes used to be. Because there is no need to go way over the top when honoring a graduating class.
On this cake from New York City’s Duane Park Patisserie, the name of each graduate is written on star (they are the stars of the day), adding a personalized element to an otherwise simple cake. Cute and simple.
Ah, a three-tier ode to academia. Honoring just one student.
This cake from New Jersey-based Pink Cake Box takes a simple design and makes it amazing. Three towering books covered in neon-colored fondant are stacked atop each other and topped with a white mortarboard. We wonder how big that graduation party was.
Some of the world's most famous people are honored with busts — just like those of past presidents that can be found in the Senate. So, why not honor your graduate by commissioning a design inspired by those busts of historical figures in our past just as Clay’s Creative Corner Bakery did here?
Made for the graduation of a pre-school class (!!!), this schoolhouse-shaped cake from Duane Park Patisserie is a truly over-the-top way to commemorate the graduates’ special day. (We wonder if a replica of a college campus will one day be created for a student's college graduation...)
For the graduate who has worked their hardest on papers, theses, and exams, a trip to the beach after graduation seems like the ideal escape — yet is more likely a dream. (Do you hear the real world calling?) In honor of one day-dreaming grad, Pink Cake Box brought the beach to the graduation party with this three-tier, topsy-turvy cake featuring the graduate resting on a hammock on the top tier, surrounded with palm trees, a portable DVD player, and a tiki cocktail hut. Too bad it doesn't serve drinks, too...
Celebrating a high school graduation is quite normal, same for college. But a decadent cake for a culinary school graduate? Upstate New York-based Tanya’s Cakes decorated this creation with a canister of kitchen utensils and a statue of one new chef-to-be. Cool, but we'd rather be treated to a memorable meal.
And the three-tier masterpieces don't stop...
Inspired by the adventures one graduate has been on (and has yet to embark on), this cake (with a different flavor and filling in each layer) from Pink Cake Box features a mountain climber and a whitewater rafter along the sides. What you don't see here is that it was accompanied by 36 additional cupcakes in a variety of flavors and fillings, too.
Even if you're finished with college, crazy cakes are created to celebrate those getting post-graduate degrees, too. Take this cake for one MBA grad from Tanya’s Cakes as an example. The multi-faceted design pays tribute to the graduate's penchant for wine, cheese, and golf — and their new employer with a replica of the office building. We just hope that graduate is now making enough to pay off those student loans — and for this over-the-top cake.