These cupcakes are simple to make and perfect for a graduation party or a sweet way to congratulate your graduate.
Just start with a simple cupcake. You can use your own cupcake recipe or use a cake box mix. I used a yellow cake mix to make these cupcakes. After they are done baking, let them cool completely before frosting them.
Once the cupcakes are cooled, fill a frosting bag with cream cheese or vanilla frosting. I used frosting from the tub to make these cupcakes as simple as possible.
Fit your frosting bag with a star tip to achieve the swirled frosting design. Once the cupcakes are frosted, decorate them with sprinkles. I used rainbow-colored sprinkles, but a fun idea would be to use sprinkles that are the same colors as the graduate's school colors.
Next, get a lollipop stick or a skewer. I used a skewer that I cut into thirds.
Unwrap a Reese's candy, and place the top of the candy onto the skewer. Then fasten a chocolate square to the top of the Reese's candy using frosting to secure the 2 chocolates together.
Place the skewered candies into the center of the cupcake.
Next, you will need some kind of string candy for the "tassel." I used an Airheads Xtremes candy rope that I sliced into thin pieces. I attached the "tassel" with a little bit of frosting.
And finally, using frosting, attach an M&M's candy to the top of the tassel for the button. A nice touch is to match the tassel and button colors, but again, school colors would be a fun idea to decorate these.
There you have it — a perfectly adorable and simple graduation cap cupcake. Enjoy!
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