The graduation cap is all fondant, but the top is fondant mixed with Tylose. The tassel was made by running some fondant through a pasta shredder.
Everything else is pretty standard stuff-all fondant. I used an impression mat on the orange belt fondant to replicate the fabric pattern on his belt. Also, I had to put wired stars on the cake, but had a fun time making the wires spiraled.
I also made my little boy's likeness in fondant, which he had a fun time devouring.
Nate had a great party and a full house full of family. Congratulations on all your accomplishments Nate! We love you!