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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