Cupcake graduation Hats The chocolate square, a reese peanut butter cup, mini mm and some frosting brings the party to the table.
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Cupcake Graduation Toppers

These toppers are easy to make and can adorn any type of graduation treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bakery
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, cap, cupcake
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 36
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 1 Box Cake mix Prepared per directions.
  • 1 Can Vanilla icing
  • 1 Tube Color Jel Color Jel to dye the icing the school colors
  • 1 Package mini m&m's
  • 36 squares Ghiradelli Squares or as many cupcakes you make
  • 36 pieces Reese mini cups, unwrapped


  • First, make your cupcakes. Then ice your cupcakes with your choice of frosting.
  • For the caps, turn a Reeses Peanut Butter cup upside down and top it with a Ghiradelli chocolate square. Dot the reeses with a bit of frosting
  • For the finishing touch, pipe a tassel in your graduate’s school colors (tint white icing and use a #2 tip) and top with a mini M&M for the button.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg