Pink and Zebra Grad Cupcake Treats How-To
Two treats are better than one! This A+ dessert, a tasty cookie and a yummy cupcake, and how-to is provided courtesy of the awesome decorating experts at Wilton! Featured in our Pink & Zebra Graduation Dessert Ideas Gallery.
Just follow the 5 steps below.
- 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 (½ 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
Make cookies and cupcakes
Prepare cookie dough and roll out following recipe directions. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares, each 3¾ in. x 3¾ in. Bake and cool completely. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Fill baking cups ½ full. Bake and cool completely. Use knife to trim off top of cupcake so it's level with top of baking cup if necessary.
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.
Make zebra stripes
Use tip 3 and black icing to fill in areas for stripes.
Turn cupcakes upside down. Use tip 3 to pipe a large dot of icing on cupcake bottom and attach cookie.
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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