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Graduation Cakes

Celebrate their success

Graduating from university is no easy feat, it takes years of dedication and hard work. Obviously, students are notorious for having a bit of fun along the way, but for the most part, if they are serious, they’ll put in the time and effort to do their very best to achieve their degree.

There’s a lot of pressure to do well when you head off to university, it’s not all fun and games, and it can be a very testing time. It’s also a time to learn a lot, and gain some valuable social and educational experiences.

Graduation is a time of celebration at the end of their degree, and if you have a loved one about to take their time up on the stage, to watch them get their handshake and scroll we’re sure you’re extremely excited. Whether they’re receiving a first-class degree, or something lower, just the achievement of seeing their degree through to the end is something to be proud of.

The degree one chooses can help open doors into a career of their dreams, which makes it an even more poignant time when they complete it. So, it’s definitely time for you all to celebrate together.

Graduation cakes are a popular and delicious way to celebrate the achievement of completing a degree. You can create custom-designs to reflect the graduate's interests, university colours, and accomplishments. Here are some ideas for graduation cakes:

  • Classic design – Cap and Diploma, these are the symbols of graduation, so if you’re not 100% sure what you should go for then this is the perfect generic choice for a graduation cake.
  • The bookworm – if you know they’ve had their head stuck in various study books for the last few years, why not mark the end of endless studying with a book stack cake design?
  • University style – Perhaps a farewell to the university is the best design? Why not get a cake with the university logo and/or colours, and have that as the theme of their graduation cake?
  • The world is their oyster – Now that they’ve finished their studies, they can really start looking towards their future. Either dive straight into their career of choice, or a chance to take a well-earned break and see the world. A great design for this would be a world map, you could even use it as a game, and take some edible decorations to pin on the map as inspiration for where they could go.
  • Whistle while you work – Get them ready for what comes next. A great cake design idea would be to theme it around their future career. If you know what career they intend to go into, then you can use this to create a delicious cake.
  • Memories – Use some of their best/favourite photos from their time studying by creating a photo collage to go on a cake.

Now that you’ve been inspired, I’m sure you’re probably thinking, I’ve got a great idea, but who can make me a cake? Well, if you’re looking for a completely bespoke cake, there are plenty of independent bakers that can create these, however, this can be an expensive open.

If you’re looking for an affordable custom cake that you can create a theme on, then Sponge’s photo cakes are a great option. You can choose between a Victoria Sponge Cake or a Chocolate Cake, they come in two sizes, a cake for 8 or a cake for 16. Then all you need to do is upload a photo with your chosen design on it (we do have pre-made toppers if design isn’t your thing), and we’ll print it out with edible ink, place on a fondant disc and attached to the top of your cake.

We can deliver your graduation photo cake anywhere in the UK, so no matter where you’re celebrating, you can enjoy a Sponge Cake.