Graduation Cupcakes with Do-it-yourself Toppers

Today I made some graduation cupcakes for a friend’s son.  Sorry if this post is a bit too late for many of you with graduates in the house.  I know some of the graduations in our area are today, and some are over the next two weeks.

I made my favorite chocolate cupcakes (recipe HERE), with delicious chocolate cream cheese frosting (recipe HERE).  I made some cupcake toppers in the school colors.  I simply printed out the message “Class of 2010” onto white card stock, then backed them with a square of scrapbooking paper and glued them to a bamboo pick (you can also use wooden coffee stir sticks, or lollipop sticks).

I also made some little diplomas by rolling a piece of parchment paper and tying with a small ribbon (wired ribbon works best to keep the paper from unrolling).

A third style topper I made was a graduation hat (using my Cricut paper cutting machine).  For those of you with a Cricut, I used the Locker Talk cartridge.

Below are a couple more versions of DIY (do-it-yourself) toppers I made for family and friends last year.  For the yellow set with flowers (below) I downloaded the image of the school mascott and printed it out on white cardstock.

Congratulations 2010 graduates!


  1. These cupcakes are so delectable!I honestly don't know how to bake. Could you teach me how to bake one? 'Coz my daughter's graduation is approaching really really soon, and aside from putting up a canopy tent which I rented in Los Angeles for her graduation party, I also want to bake pastries for her and her guests!

  2. Fixed the last pic of this superb idea as a wallpaper on my desktop, would do this for my son one day, thanks for making that event memorable in advance.

  3. Love it!!…..I was just writing a similar post today….but I didn't make my toppers, so I linked to your post with one of your pictures! (it will post tomorrow, Tues, morning!)let me know if that's not ok.

  4. so cute. I've decided now to make cupcakes for my son's birthday in September. I'll keep watching your ideas!

  5. Glory….I just love all your creative & yummy cupcakes. Thank you for always sharing with us.

  6. Awww, love seeing Kristil's little toppers from last year, so sweet of you to make those!

  7. Hi Glory! I maded these chocolate cupcakes for my sons birthday party and they were wonderful and everyone loved them. Thank you for sharing! Laurie

  8. Love the cupcakes and of course the toppers!

  9. Very beautiful, like all that you make!

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