Pink & Zebra Grad Cap Cookie Cupcake Topper How To

Pink & Zebra Grad Cap Cookie Cupcake Topper How To

This grad cap is one smart cookie

Animal-print grad cap treats?! Party perfect! Check out the details on making these mortarboard cookies with upside down cupcakes underneath. They look amazing on trays lined with matching napkins – the grads won't be able to keep their paws off them. Throwing their caps and jumping for joy works up an appetite, so have enough of these to go around!


Yield Approx. 24 Treats Level Easy
Grad Cap Cookie Cupcake
  • Favorite cupcake recipe or mix
  • Favorite rollout cookie dough recipe or mix
  • Black Icing Color
  • Rose Icing Color
  • Violet Icing Color
  • White Decorator Icing (4.5 lb.)
  • Black Rolled Fondant (1/2 oz. needed for each cupcake)
  • Hot Pink Zebra Print Baking Cups
  • Standard Muffin Pan
  • Cookie pan
  • Cooling rack
  • Round and Star Decorating Tips (tip #3 used)
  • Rolling pin
  • Angled Spatula
  • Small icing decorating brush
  • Sharp knife
Follow Instructions
1) Make cookies and cupcakes
Prepare cookie dough and roll out following recipe directions. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares, each 3 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. Bake and cool completely. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Fill baking cups 1/2 full. Bake and cool completely. Use knife to trim off top of cupcake so it's level with top of baking cup if necessary.
2) Decorate cookies
Divide icing and tint a portion pink and a small portion black. Combine rose and violet for pink color shown. Warm pink icing to pouring consistency. Place cookies on a cooling grid over a cookie pan. Use cut disposable decorating bag to cover bottom and sides of cookies. Use spatula to smooth and let set 1 hour. Repeat to coat tops of cookies. Let set 1 hour.
3) Make zebra stripes
Use tip 3 and black icing to fill in areas for stripes.
4) Assemble treats
Turn cupcakes upside down. Use tip 3 to pipe a large dot of icing on cupcake bottom and attach cookie.
5) Make tassels
Roll out fondant by hand to form thin strings. For each treat, use knife to cut one string, about 3 in. long. Use knife to cut approximately six strings, each 1 in. long. Use damp small icing brush to attach five pieces to end of 3 in. string. Wrap remaining 1 in. piece around top of strings and use damp brush to secure. Position tassel on top of cookie and use damp brush to secure. Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe dot button covering string end at center of cap. And you're done, so just serve and enjoy!

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