Monday, May 11, 2009

Graduation Cupcakes!


Over the weekend, the GA's had a joint graduation party. It was pot luck style, so I brought over 3 variations of appetizer deli rolls (forgot to photograph...but will definitely make again) and these cupcakes! I used my favorite red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting recipes, and topped them with these little graduation candy hats, as seen on Bakerella! I used corn syrup to press on the Twizzlers and cinnamon candies, but they were a little runny. Next time I'd just make some red Royal icing. I used Red Velvet because IU's colors are Cream and Crimson, but you can definitely personalize these to any school colors!
They were a huge hit, if you have any graduations coming up, I'd definitely make these!

11 comments:

elana k said...

I have been lurking on your blog, but now have to comment, because these are too cute!! Will definitely have to give them a try. :)

Holly said...

That is GENIUS!!! I love it!

Joanna Eberhart said...

Thank you so much for posting these. I've been trying to come up with a good way to make graduation caps for cupcakes. :)

kitchenbelle said...

Absolutely adorable!

~Kimberly said...

Those are just too cute!

LissaMarie said...

oh these are too cute! my brother is graduating college this sunday- so thanks for the idea! i may just have to make these!

Kelly said...

Love these! My brother is graduating this year and I might have to try to recreate these! So cute :)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Those are so cute!

Joelen said...

Such cute cupcakes!

MyRunningJourney said...

Those are adorable!

lottmama said...

Found these on pinterest and knew they had to be made. We changed out the red velvet for white cake dyed school colors. Caps were hand made with a candy mold using white chocolate dyed school colors. Button was a m&m in school colors and tassel was made with bubble tape. Amazing!! Thank you for the inspiration.