A Kindergarten Graduation Party

Mortarboard Cupcakes

Ericka McConnell

Be smart and buy undecorated cupcakes from a bakery or supermarket to save time.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 12 yellow or angel-food cupcakes
  • 1 lb. vanilla candy melts (available at craft or party stores)
  • Tubes of frosting, assorted colors
  • 24 2" pieces red licorice


Step 1: On the top of a double boiler, melt candy. Pour on a sheet of wax paper and smooth out. When candy has dried, cut into 2" squares.

Step 2: Decorate squares with dots, swirls, or other shapes using colored frosting. Secure squares on the top of each cupcake with frosting. Place a dot of frosting in the center of the square and attach 2 strips of licorice to form tassels. Allow to dry for at least 30 minutes.

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