Graduation Desserts and Party Treats

Whether your child is graduating from kindergarten, middle school, high school or even college it’s cause for celebration! There are plenty of ways to use two graduation symbols – diplomas and caps – to craft sweets for a party or special dinner to honor your child’s achievements. First, you can bake up a delicious diploma cake, diploma cookies or graduation diploma cupcakes. If you don’t have a lot of time but you still want to make something unique, put together graduation caps with candies or graduation cap cupcakes. For pro bakers, try out the hitting the books graduation cake. You can even mix and match a couple different recipes for a buffet of graduation treats. Graduates, it’s party time!

Diploma Cookies

Make ’em mini with this recipe for diploma cookies from Betty Crocker. Use a sugar cookie recipe for the dough and then roll out with chocolate inside. Complete the diploma look by making chocolate frosting ribbons.

Graduation Diploma Cupcakes

These cupcakes are quick to make – no fancy frosting to make the diplomas. Instead use little pieces of rolled up paper tied with a bow. You might even write a fun message on the inside. These graduation diploma cupcakes from Kate’s Cake Blog will delight your grad party guests.

Graduation Caps

How’s this for an easy graduation treat? To make these graduation caps from Taste of Home, start with unwrapped miniature peanut butter cups and use a dollop of frosting to attach a square chocolate. Top with M&M’s and use frosting as the tassel.

Graduation Cap Cupcakes

Here’s another fun way to fashion treats into grad goodies. These graduation cap cupcakes from Kraft are made with upturned cupcakes that are frosted and then topped with graham crackers that have been dipped in chocolate.

Hitting the Books Graduation Cake

This cake takes some work to put together, but hey, your child doesn’t graduate everyday, right? You’ll be stacking several rectangle cakes together to form this hitting the books graduation cake from Wilton. You can make this cake simpler and just make one book instead of three.

This was originally published in June 2014


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