Here's our graduate with her mascot–my husband's grandparents have a stuffed bobcat they picked up from some antique show years ago and they brought him to graduation to celebrate the event!
The school's cheer is "Eat 'em up, Cats!" but I thought that might be a little overkill on the cake ;o)
The cake is red velvet, which is becoming Michie's signature flavor–everything I do for her is red velvet! I tried to make this one more maroon, but it looked more brown than anything. It still tasted like red velvet and that's what matters most. I had found an image online of the bobcat logo and printed it out. I then cut it out and used that as a stencil to cut out the logo from fondant. Because there were two colors involved, I layered the stencil. I cut out the entire thing and then traced that onto yellow fondant. Setting that aside, I then cut off the yellow border on the stencil and then traced it out of maroon fondant. I placed maroon on top of yellow and voila! Bobcat logo from fondant, ready for applying to the cake.
Something else I used this time around: an icing tip! These things are huge and I honestly don't know how I lived without one before now. It really made icing the cake way easier. I will have to start stocking 22" bags, but that's OK. Whatever it takes to make things more efficient!