My sister graduates law school today. With honors! Magna cum laude, to be exact. She's one smart cookie. And I'm one proud big sister. (She'd probably shoot me if she knew I was writing this blog post).
Since her graduation is occuring a few blocks from my apartment, I offered to have my whole family over for dessert after we go out for lunch. They declined! Can you believe it? As a result, I didn't bake the cupcakes that I wanted to make these cupcake toppers for, but they were so cute that I decided that I had to make them anyway, even without the cupcakes underneath!
Please note, these were not my original ideas, as I had seen several of these "graduation caps" and "diplomas" online. However, some of the ingredients I used I came up with on my own.
I made the graduation caps with Reese's mini peanut butter cups and Ghirardelli chocolate squares, and attached them with some melted CandiQuik.. Then, I used a fruit roll that I sliced thinly for the tassles. These diplomas are roll cookies (I used Pepperidge Farm Pirouttes) that I cut into thirds and then wrapped with the same thinly sliced fruit rolls as a "bow."