Graduation time is upon us! It seems like with all the excitement — the ceremony, the food, the invites, the party (THE PARTY!) — the graduation cake sometimes gets pushed aside until you end up with one of those boring sheet cakes with “Happy Graduation!” scrawled in blue across white icing.

While there’s nothing wrong with those kind of cakes, there are so many other great options to make a statement for your grad. So, why go with boring when you can have fabulous? Check out our favorite graduation cake ideas to make an awesome party statement for your grad guy or gal.

Graduation Cake Ideas

1. Dr. Seuss Cake

Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? (EXACTLY.) And, this creative idea incorporates the book Oh the Places You’ll Go!, which is a great graduation gift, too!

2. Classic Graduation Cake

This cake is a classic graduation cake, made with the cap in the grad’s colors. It’s fun and still keeps it classy.

3. Book Lover Cake

I love this one for college graduates, especially English majors or law school graduates. Or, it would be great for a book lover grad, too!

4. Graduation Cupcakes

Cupcakes are super hot right now and they are perfect for parties, plus they’re easy for self-serving. You don’t have to worry about someone manning the cake station for cutting pieces of cake. Cupcakes are easy grab-and-go!

5. Graduation Cake for The Athlete

Have an athlete grad? Go for the gold then! This is a cute idea with the varsity jacket and football, but it can be converted to a cheer sweater and pompom or hockey sweater and puck just as easy.

6. The Traveler Cake

Have a grad that’s taking her next level of studies abroad or traveling with a new job? This is the perfect cake for your traveling graduate! Have fun with it and have it customized with a map of their future travels.

7. Graduation Cookies

If you want to skip the graduation cake (we get it, we really do), then spring for some custom made cookies in the theme of your grad. (Aren’t these military cookies super cool?)

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