Before I started quilting, I was a cake baker/decorator for 20+ years. I taught Wilton Cake Decorating at Hobby Lobby and was the Cake Decorating Superintendent for 4-H for a short time. I quit baking cakes about 4 years ago and have only made several cakes for family since then.
I thought it might be fun to take some photos of the whole process last night while making the graduation cakes for Tony's party on Saturday. I know you might be thinking that I am baking them pretty early for Saturday, but I always put them in the freezer, even if I was going to decorate it the same day. It makes them much easier to spread the icing on if they have been frozen.
Here's the whole process: