Graduation Cap Cupcake Party Dessert!

 reposting for GRADUATION TIME!

Add some fun sweets to your graduation celebration with these simple and special Graduation Cap inspired cupcakes. They’ll be the hit of your party and they are  so easy to make.  Simply turn your cupcakes on their heads and dress them up for graduation day with a mortarboard.

Graduation Cap S’more Cupcakes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (+ ingredients listed on box for preparation)
  • 1 can prepared vanilla frosting
  • 1 bag Pull ‘n’ Peel Twizzlers
  • 24 chocolate covered graham crackers


  1. Prepare cupcakes according to directions on the box. Set aside to cool thoroughly.
  2. Peel apart several strands of licorice and cut into 2 ½’ inch pieces. On the end of each piece, make two ½’ cuts up the length of licorice and fan out to create the tassel. Set aside.
  3. Assembling the Graduation Cap Cupcakes: Remove completely cooled cupcakes from their wrappers and place upside down on serving tray. Place 1 Tbs. of vanilla icing in center of each cupcake, top with chocolate covered graham cracker and gently press down to distribute frosting.  Place a dab of frosting in center of chocolate

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21 Responses to Graduation Cap Cupcake Party Dessert!

  1. dd says:

    I am going to save this recipe.

  2. Ali says:

    These are too cute, and perfect for this time of year.

  3. Allie says:

    What a cute idea!

  4. DD says:

    I’m going to have to pin this one.

  5. Danity says:

    I don’t think I could eat just one.

  6. Pamela says:

    What a clever idea!

  7. jody says:

    tasty looking treat

  8. dd says:

    Very cute! Great idea.

  9. BusyBee says:

    Those are very cute.

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  11. Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories says:

    Such a fun graduation party treat! Very creative.

  12. NYC Single Mom says:

    I love it! I am pinning this so I can remember to make these for my daughter years from now!!!

  13. Dawn says:

    That could work too Judy!

  14. judy says:

    hey when i first saw these i thought the cap was a heath or skor bar

  15. May says:

    So cute. I pinned you!

  16. Shireen says:

    I’m using rice-krispie treats (smashed flat and cut to conform!) so that i can make the mortarboards white with blue tassles. the tassles are difficult as there is not blue licorice to be found anywhere, so I after 4 stores, i found some “airheads” and have to slice them up to make the tassles. I wonder if anyone has a quicker idea?

    Also, if you haven’t already made the cupcakes or mortarboards, ghiradelli dark chocolate squares on the little mini-cupcakes will work too.

  17. Dawn says:

    Thanks gg! I will see if we can find some other good substitutes too.

  18. gg says:

    Making these for a party tomorrow but we cannot find the chocholate covered graham crackers anywhere. We know they were made by Keebler but its a no go in Denver. Has anyone else had trouble finding the cookies? We ended up using a new granola crisp by Nature Valley that we found at Costco. One side is chocholate so they still look cute. Any other substitute ideas? I’m told they may not make the graham crackers anymore. That would be a shame as they were soooo good!!

  19. Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy says:

    These are SO cute!!

  20. I love this idea! I’m totally going to do it! Thanks.

  21. Katja of Skimbaco says:

    What a great idea!!

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