Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

Graduation is coming up next week!!

Do you know someone who is graduating?

My BIL graduated from ASU so I decided to make a few goodies last week that I wanted to share with you over the next few days.

The first are some Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps that are so simple and easy and were a HUGE hit, especially with the kiddos!

SUPPLIES:

– Chocolate Cake Mix (and ingredients for that)

– Mini Cupcake Liners and Pan

– Chocolate Frosting

– Keebler Deluxe Grahams

– Pull n Peel Licorice (or another candy that can act as the graduation tassel)

– Mini M&Ms

– Knife

DIRECTIONS:

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

1. Begin by making your cupcakes in mini cupcake pans. When done freeze for a few hours so they are easier to work with. Cut off tops so when you turn them over they lie flat on a surface.

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

2. Add frosting to the tops (actual bottoms of the cupcake). Then added chocolate graham cracker on top. To make it easier for myself I added the frosting to a bag, cut off the corner tip and piped it on.

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

3. Cut pieces of pull n peel for the tassels. I cut mine a little shy of two inches. I then rolled a marker to flatten both ends so it would be easier for the m&m to stay on top and it looked more like a tassel on the end. (P.S. I’m hating saying the word tassel over and over, so I apologize – ha!)

From there you will pipe on a small amount of frosting to the top center of the graham cracker to stick the licorice too. Then you will add another small amount on top of the licorice for the m&m to stick to.

Voila.

Easy. Cute and Fun!

You can even stick these on top of another cupcake or insert a stick in the bottom and make “pops” out of them. Lots of possibilities!!

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

EASY Mini Cupcake Graduation Caps! So fun and easy to make! Your guests will enjoy the mini cupcakes, grahams, & candy!

Happy Graduation!!

For more Graduation ideas be sure to check out:

Graduation Cap Toppers and Flags on { lilluna.com } The perfect little treat for your grad!!

 Graduation Cap Toppers & Flags

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Graduation Hat Toppers

Money Cupcake Toppers - great idea for graduation party! What grad doesn't love money!?

Money Cupcake Toppers

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! These are soooo stinkin adorable! My sister just graduated from college last friday. These would be perfect for a little kindergarten graduation too!

  2. This are adorable! My nephew graduates next month and I’m going to make these for his party. Thank you for sharing!

  3. That was so cute. Thanks for sharing, I think I will try your cupcakes for my niece graduation. AWESOME blog.

  4. Oh my goodness!! These are just TOO cute for words! So creative 🙂

  5. These are so cute! I saw them on your party and totally want to make them for my nephews graduation party!

    Amber

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words!! They really are so cute and easy. Let me know if you give them a try, and I hop you have a great week. 🙂

  6. These are so clever and adorable! I’m pinning these to make for an upcoming graduation at my house. 🙂

    1. Let me know how it goes and take pics because I would love to see them. 🙂 Have a great week!! XO

      1. Hi Kristyn! I made some of these and I used your design, but different ingredients. I think they looked pretty cute. Today’s post shows what I used. Thanks!

  7. Love this idea! Now, my head is spinning thinking of other alternatives for the different parts 🙂

    1. Thanks, girl!! You are wayyyy too kind!! Hope all is well with you, and I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!! XOXO

  8. I’m pinning these to make for an upcoming graduation at my house. Thanks for the wonderful blog.

  9. So cute! My son is graduating this year. I am totally going to make those 🙂

    xoxoxo

    1. Thanks, Jen!! They are so easy and perfect for any graduation party!! Hope you have a great week! XO

  10. Thank you for creating this web site and sharing your viewpoint. I enjoy reading it during my lunch break at work. It is nice to take my thoughts off work even though for only 30 mins. Cheers

  11. Oh my goodness! These are soooo stinkin adorable! My sister just graduated from college last friday. These would be perfect for a little kindergarten graduation too!