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Cap and Gown Graduation Cupcakes

Graduation cupcakes are so cute to make and have at parties! The cutest cupcakes ever and you can personalize them with school colors too!!

graduation cupcakes

It’s about that time again!! Kids are about to graduate from Kindergarten, Jr. High or maybe High School (ok I’m gonna’ be sad when that day comes for us). Here are some cute graduation cupcakes you can make that are easy and everyone will love!! (affiliate links present)

Graduation Cupcakes

Everyone thinks of a cap and gown when graduation times come around so why not incorporate the cap into a cupcake!! Of course you can go for a graduation cake, but if you know me we are all about creating cute cupcakes! You just need a few items to make these graduation cupcakes, here’s what you need.

  1. Muffin pan 
  2. Brown M&Ms
  3. Mini peanut butter cups
  4. Chocolate squares (I used these)
  5. Brightly colored muffin papers 
  6. Twizzlers pull n peel candy – find colors you need 
Graduation cupcakes

Cap and Gown Cupcakes

So I saw an idea for these years and years ago with these cupcakes here but thought I would modify it myself using the pull n peel candy and personalizing them according to the school colors.

You can easily do that with these brightly colored muffin papers, and finding the right colors in the peel candy…that makes it extra special! Here’s just how easy these graduation cupcakes are to make!

Graduation Dessert Idea

Super easy to make right??!! Just bake some cupcakes. Here’s how to make 6 cupcakes out of a box of cake mix if you just want a few.

  • Unwrap an turn a peanut butter cup upside down
  • Break off the color of pull n peel you want. I cut those pieces in half lengthwise so they would lay flatter)
  • Press those on to the top of your chocolate square with an M&M on top. Place that on top of your p.b. cup with a dollop of frosting.
  • They are quick to put together and using the two school colors for the tassels. Muffin papers makes these graduation cupcakes even more fun!

If you love these graduation cupcakes you will love all of our other fun cupcakes too here, like our ladybug cupcakes and lots more!

 ladybug cupcakes

How many cupcakes for 100 guests graduation party?

I mean everyone is going to want one so at least 100. If you are offering other sweet options you could make less as most will choose one option and not both, in that case you could make half as many. Cupcakes really are the cheapest dessert for a large crowd though so these are a great option.

How do you decorate cupcakes for graduation?

It is easy to make a graduation cap with mini peanut butter cups, a chocolate square and thin licorice pieces. Those come in a variety of colors so you could use the colors of their High School or College for even more fun.

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Graduation Cupcakes

Cap and gown graduation cupcakes are so cute to make and have at parties! The cutest cupcakes ever and you can personalize them with school colors too!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, graduation
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 172kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bake cupcakes in muffin liners as directed, 18 minutes is typically best. Allow to completely cool. Frost tops.
  • Unwrap an turn a mini peanut butter cup upside down. Dab a bit of frosting on top (bottom of it) of peanut butter cup with unwrapped chocolate square to stick. Break off the color of pull n peel you want. I cut those pieces in half lengthwise so they would lay flatter).
  • Press those on to the top of your chocolate square with a dab of frosting with an M&M on top.
Nutrition Facts
Graduation Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.05g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Milo

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

what is a good sub for the min penutbutter cups with out nuts

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

Hmmmm so I searched on amazon for nut free mini peanut butter cups and there are options if you want to search those. You could maybe turn a Hershey Kiss upside down into the cupcake and press the flat chocolate on top of the bottom flat end that way too?

Lauren

Thursday 12th of May 2016

ok these are freaking adorable!! Pinning!

The Typical Mom

Thursday 12th of May 2016

Thank you!!

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