We Did It! Grad Cupcakes Display How-To

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Every graduation party needs top-of-the-class treats, and these cupcakes from our Pink & Zebra Graduation Dessert Ideas Gallery 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!

What You'll Need:

  • Pink & Zebra standard baking cups
  • Rose icing color
  • White decorator icing (4.5 lb.)
  • 12-pc. Cupcake Decorating Set (tips 12 and 1M, disposable decorating bags used)
  • Zebra print icing decorations
  • Zebra cupcake picks
  • Caps and Diplomas candle set
  • Zebra print treat stand
  • Pink & Zebra grad paper cutouts
  • Favorite cupcake recipe or mix
  • Standard muffin pan
  • Cooling rack


1. Make cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool completely.

2. 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.

3. 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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