Thanks to popular cooking shows and websites such as Pinterest, graduation cakes have taken on a whole new look.
The sweet treats are no longer just a flat sheet cake. The detail is astounding, with tributes to days on the football field or varsity jackets.
“We have seen (designs that) cross all cake categories in the past five years,” said Katherine A. Swartz of Akron, director of marketing at Acme Fresh Market. “People have really been getting into more designer cakes and requesting fondant on non-wedding cakes. Graduation cakes are following the trend.”
She said she thinks social media sites such as Pinterest have driven the new trend in graduation cakes.
“They are definitely more elaborate,” said Sheila Henderson, senior cake decorator for The Little Cake Shop located in the Acme store on Manchester Road in Akron by Portage Lakes. All Acme cakes are baked at that location then delivered to area stores, including those in Stark County…
BY DENISE SAUTTERS