Graduation Cake Ideas for Every Type of Graduate: From Pre-K to College

Graduation Cake Ideas

Graduations are important milestones for this year’s graduates and their loved ones. Custom graduation cakes are a great way to celebrate that reflect the type of graduation you’re celebrating. Here are some best graduation cake ideas for every type of graduate’s party, from pre-k to college, that are sure to impress the whole crowd and to serve with some crowd-pleasing graduation party food. 

High School Tiered Cake

Cy-Fair High School Tiered Graduation Cake

I created this two-tiered chocolate cake covered with vanilla buttercream for a high school graduation. I used white fondant as the backing for the large edible high school logo.This is perfect for any high school graduate with their own school colors and logo!

Blue & White Tiered Cake

Blue & White Tiered Graduation Cake
Cake by @craveems

Here’s an idea for a big graduation party. I love all of the accents on this cake, fresh florals, a grad hat, gold splatter and the custom message. Click here for her cake interview!

Custom Graduation Party Cake

Custom Graduation Party Cake
Cake by @ovengiggles

I love this graduation balloons cake with the college logo and school colors!

College Graduation Cake

Here is one of the simple graduation cake ideas using chocolate letters and fondant flowers.

Girly Graduation Cake

This grad cake would be fantastic for someone who loves any girly stuff.

Black & Gold Custom Cake

Here’s a cake with an elegant touch using the buttercream spatula technique and gold spheres.

Kindergarten Grad Cake

Kindergarten Grad Cake
Cake by @sherrie.bakes.cakes

This is adorable for a kindergarten cake with all the students’ names. So creative! Click here on her cake interview!

Kinder Grad Cake

Here is another fun kindergarten cake with fondant crayon pencils! This can be customized to the school’s mascot.

Pink Vintage Cake

Calling all of the pink lovers! Doing a vintage style for a graduation cake with a plastic grad hat topper is a great idea. Click here on her recent interview!

Grad Flowers Cake

A lovely tall cake with fondant flowers and a grad hat that will serve a small crowd.

Gold & Blue Graduation Cake

Here’s a technique of buttercream texture effect to the cake using a cake comb as seen on this gorgeous cake. Using an acrylic charm and a graduation cake topper adds a modern touch to the cake. Click here on her cake interview.

Black & Gold Splatter Cake

Here is one of the elegant graduation cake ideas using edible luster gold for splatter on a black buttercream. Gold always goes so well on any cake.

No matter what type of graduation you’re celebrating, there are plenty of cake options for the graduation party dessert table. Consider the graduate’s favorite colors, personality, and school colors; don’t hesitate to get creative with the design. A graduation cake is a sweet way to commemorate this special occasion and leave a lasting impression on your guests, and it will be a hit at graduation parties. So go ahead, pick your favorite cake ideas, and get baking or reach out to your favorite cake artist!

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