Graduation {Treats}

My 4 year old is graduating from Preschool this month, and he will be starting Grade Primary in the fall.  This is a big milestone in our house, so {of course}, we need to mark the occasion with a special treat.  Here is what we are making for his friends on graduation day.

Want to make these adorable {and delicious} graduation caps?

1)  First, gather the supplies.  {We used:  Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake mix and chocolate icing, red candies, square chocolate cookies, and strawberry Fruit by the Foot}


2)  Using a mix, bake "mini" chocolate cupcakes.  {You can follow the directions on the box, but I like to use a recipe I found at  I add 1 cup water, 1/2 cup melted butter, and 3 eggs to the mix.  I bake the "mini" cupcakes at 350 for about 15 minutes.}  

3)  To assemble the graduation hats:
  • Cut a strip from the "Fruit by the Foot" to resemble a tassel.
  • Attach the fruit strip and a red candy to the top of the chocolate cookie using a little chocolate icing as "glue".
  • Turn the cupcake upside down, add a little frosting, and place the cookie on top.

For another cute graduation treat, check out the cute Mini Cupcake Mortar Boards from Life Made Delicious{This was our inspiration... but we really love our chocolate version!}

We also put these cute bubbles together for his classmates.  I found some cute "owl" ribbon, and attached a note that says "Owl miss seeing you at preschool!" 

Cute, right?

Do you have any special milestones coming up this summer?  What special treats will you be making?

♥  Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)

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  1. cute party and post #LMDconnector

  2. Your graduation hat treats are very cute. I love easy treat ideas like these. Very creative!

  3. I just love the graduation hats! They are so cute :) I can't help but smile at your son's shirt too.

    1. Thanks! That is one of his favorite shirts. He was born in Toronto... so he has been a Leafs fan from birth. :-)

  4. What a cute idea, love the graduation hats as well as the bubble favors. My daughter gradates from high school next year, i will have to keep these in mind. :)

  5. Those little hats are TOO cute!! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! Made me smile ;)
    <3 Christina

  6. Awwww that is cute. My son will be leaving his preschool in July too - and that Owl message is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Those turned out really cute and fun! Thanks for sharing them!

  8. These are so cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! You will be featured tomorrow as one of the tied most clicked!

  9. That's great that we made the same treat! haha :)
    Love your tassles!
    And those owl bubbles are adorable!


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