Just over a month ago my aunt asked me to make a graduation cake for my cousin Paul, who had completed his MBA at Northwestern University. She wanted it to be a surprise, and I would be bringing the cake to his engagement party to celebrate. (Talk about life milestones: an engagement and graduation in the same weekend!)
The best part was I was given carte blanche to design the cake however I wanted. After scouring the internets for a while, I came up with this:
At first glance it looks like a very simple cake, and in many ways it is. But it's very easy for a simple cake to look blah, so I like to focus on the little details and touches to make the cake really pop. They're always my favorite parts. Take for instance this graduation cap and tassel...
... or how about the hand-painted Northwestern seal?