Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Graduation Cupcakes

I've been absent this past week because I was home in Georgia for my little sister's graduation! Her graduating class had more than 750 students but it passed by surprisingly fast! I'm so glad I was able to be there and so proud of her for all she's accomplished!

For her graduation party, I volunteered to make Oreo truffles and cupcakes. I had seen the cap idea various places online and decided to add a diploma into the mix. These were a big hit with everyone and added to the graduation decor! Use your favorite cupcake recipe!

For the graduation hat, you'll need Reese's Peanut Butter Mini Cups, small rectangle shaped cookies (I used chocolate covered graham crackers), Twizzlers or Fruit Roll Ups, and small round shaped candy (I used Red Hots).

Place the peanut butter cup upside down on top of the frosting. Use frosting to adhere the cookie to the top of the peanut butter cup. Cut small strips of the Twizzers or Fruit Roll Ups and use the frosting to "glue" it to the cookie as the tassels. Add the Red Hots or mini M&M's on top of the tassels, and you have a graduation cap!

For the diplomas, I simply used Pirouette Cookies and cut them into thirds. I had planned to add a red twizzler tie around the "diploma" but left them plain instead. Enjoy!

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