Friday, May 27, 2011

{Tutorial} Graduation Cupcakes

My soon to be 5 year old had Senior Day in her Pre-K class yesterday.  Her teacher closed school at noon and took her four students graduating her school for a special field trip. They went on a tour of the elementary school followed by lunch at Chuck E Cheese and dessert at the ice cream shop.  Needless to say, they had an absolute blast!  My earlier post this week on party ideas for Graduation got me inspired to send over a little something sweet for their special day.

Cupcakes with Graduation Caps and Diplomas!

You can make these cupcakes too with this tutorial I have put together for you.

What You'll Need:

Cupcakes with icing
Red hots or m&ms
Square chocolate cookies
Fruit rollop or similar gummy strips cut into thin strips and 1 1/2 inches long
Waffle cookies or Oreo Funstix cut into 1 1/2-2  inch pieces
Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Decorating Gel or similar

Step 1:

Add your Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cup with the large side onto the icing.

Step 2:

Turn your cookie upside down, and add a touch of your icing gel to the middle of the cookie.

Step 3:

 Place cookie on top of the peanut butter cup so that the gel is aligned with the candy.
Refridgerate for a few minutes to let it set.

Step 4:

Add a touch of icing gel to two gummy strips and place in the middle of your cookie.

Step 5:

Add a touch of icing to the top of the gummy strips and add a Red Hot or m&m.

Your cupcake should look something like this.
Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes to let the gel set.

Step 6:

Add a gummy strip and wrap it around the waffle cookie and press into place.

Step 7:

Place waffle cookie on your cupcake and add a fun cupcake liner if you like.


This cupcake stand can be found HERE
Change the ribbon to match the color palette for your celebration!


  1. These are SOOO cute!! My son didn't "graduate", but he is going from 6th grade to 7th grade. That's a good enough reason to have a graduation cupcake, huh? :) Besides they look like so much fun to make and yummy looking, too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Thank you for awesome idea and tutorial!!!
    I'm definitely making these for my daughter's K graduation in 10 days:)


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