University of Tampa "Spartan" graduation cake

This cake was made for a young man about to head off to the University of Tampa. The minute I was asked to do this cake this design popped in my head. I had just seen a cake done by one of my favorite decorator’s Lauren Kitchens where she had attached a art deco fan onto a cake and it looked amazing. I wanted to challenge myself like that and new internal structure was going to be key to making this Spartan sit like I wanted him too. I ended up using plumbing supplies and they worked like a charm. I made the Spartan from gumpaste and fondant. Top cake was a 6" round and stood 10" tall. Unfortunately I had to assemble on sight so could not get the nice pictures to really show this cake off to it’s full potential.

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Tampa, Florida


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Laura Loukaides ...

LOVE this!!
You’ve done a great job!! Xx

CuriAUSSIEty Cakes ...

Thank you so much greatly appreciated. Just wanted to clarify that the bottom tier is a 8" chocolate cake, 4" separator then 6" vanilla cake 10" tall. Had to get it exactly in the middle or was going to be an absolute disaster.

Diana ...

Too Cool!!! I went to UT, would have loved this cake for my graduation… Love it!!!

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