We Did It! Grad Cupcakes How-To

Every graduation party needs top-of-the-class treats, and these cupcakes shout success with their bright colors and wildly adorable zebra-print stand. This how-to is provided courtesy of the awesome decorating experts at Wilton! Featured in our Pink & Zebra Graduation Dessert Ideas Gallery.

Just follow the 3 steps below.


  • Favorite cupcake recipe or mix
  • White decorator icing (4.5 lb.)
  • Rose icing color
  • Zebra print icing decorations


  • Standard muffin pan
  • Hot Pink Zebra Print Baking Cups
  • Cooling rack
  • Cupcake Decorating Set (tips 12 and 1M, disposable decorating bags used)
  • Zebra cupcake picks
  • Zebra print treat stand
  • Pink & Zebra grad paper cutouts

Make cupcakes

Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool completely.

Decorate cupcakes

Tint decorator icing rose; reserve some white. Use tip 12 (for rounded effect) or 1M (for swirl effect) and icing to cover tops of cupcakes with swirls. Position icing decorations or candles on tops of cupcake.

Display cupcakes

Assemble stand according to package directions. Position cupcakes on stand. To complete this sweet idea, cap it off with a matching grad paper cutout!

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