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Graduation cupcakes

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Graduation cupcake

Graduation cupcake

You can make dozens of graduation party cupcakes quickly with just chocolate-covered graham crackers (mortarboard), licorice ropes (tassel) and M&M!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white or off-white frosting; 1 chocolate-covered graham cracker; red licorice ropes (such as Twizzlers Pull-N-Peel); 1 red M&M.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Use dab of frosting to attach M&M to center of cap. Cut three lengths of licorice and use tiny dabs of licorice to attach to cap, from centered M&M outward.

Wise owl cupcakes

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Wise owl cupcake

Wise owl cupcake

Here’s another cute cupcake from reader Emily K., who previously shared her fishbowl cupcakes. These owls would be great for a school party, graduation or anytime. (With white frosting, it could be a snowy owl for Harry Potter.)

What You Need: 1cupcake; tan frosting (tint white with chocolate, or chocolate with white); large twist pretzel; 2 green Runts candies or M&Ms; almond slices; candy corn.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Break off part of pretzel as shown and place near top edge of cupcake. Place green candies inside pretzel “glasses” for eyes. Add candy corn nose. Arrange almond slices near bottom edge for feathers.

Back to School cupcakes

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

These cupcakes are a slight variation of back to school cupcakes recently shown in Family Fun magazine.

Back to school cupcake

Back to school cupcake

The chalkboard is chocolate-covered graham cracker! I’m thinking of making a batch for my son’s preschool potluck. Instead of ABC you could write students’ names, school name, etc.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; frosting tinted yellow; chocolate-covered graham cracker (we used Keebler); white Good ‘n Plenty candy or Tic Tac; small red candy for apple (we used Runts); white writing icing in tube or pastry bag.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake with yellow icing. Holding chocolate-covered graham cracker horizontally, write ABC (or whatever you’d like) using writing icing. Stick on top of cupcake. Add Good ‘n Plenty for chalk and candy “apple.”

Graduation cap cupcakes

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

graduation cap cupcakeI saw a variation of this cupcake that used square graham crackers you had to dip in chocolate, let dry and perch on top of a mini peanut butter cup. The tassel was carefully crafted from fruit rolls. They were really cute, but I wanted a cupcake that I could make a bunch of quickly for my nephew’s graduation party. Here’s what I came up with:
What You Need: 1 cupcake; 1 chocolate-covered graham cracker (the Keebler elves make a good one); 1 M&M in school color; white frosting; red (or other school color) icing in tube; metal tip #2 or plastic tip sold with tubes.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake white. Perch graham cracker on top of cupcake. Use dab of icing to stick M&M on top of cracker. Draw tassel in school color.