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Cupcakes with Diploma:

Ingredients:

Cupcake:

– 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

– ¼ teaspoon fine salt

– 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

– 2 large eggs at room temperature

– ⅔ cups sugar

– 1 ½ stick unsalted butter, melted

– 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

– ½ cup milk

Frosting:

– 3 cups powdered sugar

– ¼  cup butter, softened

– 4 tablespoons milk

– chocolate sprinkles

Diploma:

– 6 white airheads

– Twizzlers Pull n Peel candy

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the wet ingredients until light and foamy.

3. Continue beating and slowly add in the butter and vanilla. Next, add in the flour mixture and milk.

4. Once thoroughly mixed, place an even amount of batter in each cupcake tin.

5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes and cool cupcakes in the tin for 10 minutes.

6. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the butter, 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar, and 3 tbsp. milk. Slowly add in the rest of the sugar and the milk.

7. Frost the cupcake and cover it in chocolate spinkles.

8. Take the white airhead and heat it for four seconds in the microwave. Using a rolling pin, flatten out the microwaved airhead.

9. Cut it in half and then twist up one half in such a way that it looks like a diploma.

10. Tie a Twizzlers Pull n Peel candy around it and viola you have proudly graduated.

Strawberries with Grad Cap:

Ingredients: 

– 1 strawberry

– ½ chocolate graham cracker

– 1 dark chocolate square

– ¼ cup dark chocolate

– 2 googly eye sprinkles

– Twizzlers Pull n Peel candy

Directions:

1. Melt the dark chocolate in either a microwave safe bowl in the microwave or in a pot on the stove.

2. Take the back sides of two googly eye sprinkles and dip them in the melted chocolate.

3. Stick the dipped-chocolate sprinkles onto the strawberry (closer to the tip).

4. Taking the chocolate square, place one large dot of dark chocolate on the back of it and place it on the tip of the strawberry.

5. Dip the Twizzlers Pull n Peel candy in the dark chocolate and place it on the back of the dark chocolate square.

6. Serve these graduation strawberries as is or make them a festive cake topper.

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