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1. Classic Cap-and-Tassel Cake
The graduation cap and tassel are iconic symbols of the milestone achieved. Why not celebrate with a cake that pays tribute to them? With some fondant, a little food coloring, and a creative hand, you can easily design a cake that looks like a graduation cap.
Not only will this cake be a centerpiece at your grad party, but it’ll also be a sweet reminder of the hard work that went into earning that diploma or degree.
2. Cookie Diploma Scrolls
Who said diplomas are just for framing? How about eating? Cookie dough can be rolled into cylindrical shapes, baked, and then tied with a ribbon to represent mini diplomas.
Dip them in white chocolate or drizzle them with some frosting for added flair. It’s a fun, bite-sized treat that’s perfect for snacking while reminiscing about school memories.
3. Graduation Cupcake Toppers
Cupcakes are everyone’s favorite. And with a little creativity, you can turn these little delights into graduation-themed treats. Think edible mini tassels, fondant diplomas, or even edible glitter to represent the sparkle of the big day.
Arrange them on a tiered stand, and you have yourself a centerpiece that’s not just eye-catching but also mouth-watering!
4. School Spirit Macarons
Celebrate your school’s colors with customized macarons! These delicate, meringue-based confections can be tinted to match any school color and filled with a complementary flavored ganache or buttercream.
Not only are they a delicious treat, but they’re also a colorful tribute to your alma mater. Display them proudly, and watch them disappear in no time!
5. Chocolate Mortarboards
Looking for a quick and easy dessert idea? Take square chocolates (like Ghirardelli squares) as the base, add a dollop of frosting in the middle, and then place a mini Reese’s cup upside-down on top.
Voila! You have a mini mortarboard. Place a tiny candy or sprinkle as the tassel, and you have the cutest graduation treat ever!
6. Personalized Graduation Pretzel Sticks
Dip long pretzel rods into melted chocolate and then roll them in sprinkles that match your school’s colors. These sweet-and-salty treats are not only tasty but also serve as a beautiful display for any dessert table.
They’re easy to make and can be personalized for any school or graduation theme.
7. Fruit Kabobs with Graduation Flair
If you’re looking for a healthier option, why not go for fruit kabobs? Stack your favorite fruits onto skewers and then add a fun graduation-themed touch, like a chocolate-dipped strawberry designed to look like a graduation cap.
They’re refreshing, delicious, and perfect for a summer graduation party.
8. Layered School Spirit Parfaits
Layered desserts are not just visually appealing but also offer a burst of flavors with every bite. Create parfaits using school colors by layering colored Jello, fruit, and whipped cream.
They can be served in clear cups, making them a portable and delightful treat for your guests to enjoy.
9. Graduation-Themed Pie Pops
Pie pops are mini pies on sticks. You can make these using pie dough and your choice of filling. To give them the graduation twist, cut the dough into graduation cap shapes, or simply add a small diploma design on top with icing.
They’re the perfect handheld treat, combining the comfort of pies with the convenience of pops!