Wilton Hats Off to Grads Cupcakes

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Hats Off to Grads Cupcakes

Cupcakes topped with graduation caps celebrate your graduate. Decorating Wilton's Hats Off to Grads is easy with fondant caps and buttercream iced cupcakes. Consider displaying them on the Cupcakes-N-More Treat Stand for a top-of-the-class presentation.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:weekend project

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make grad caps:
    24 hours ahead of the time you intend to serve cupcakes, tint 5 ounce chocolate fondant Black; knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant. Tint 1-1/2 ounce White fondant Yellow, knead 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant. For cap top, use fondant roller with Purple guide rings to roll out Black fondant 1/8 inch thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut into 1-1/2 inch squares. Roll 13 tiny Black fondant balls, flatten slightly and use damp brush to attach to top of fondant squares. For base of cap, divide remaining Black fondant into 13 round portions and shape into 1/2 inch squares. Let tops and bases of caps dry on cornstarch-dusted cake board overnight. Use piping gel to attach cap tops to bases. Roll Yellow fondant into thin logs 1/8 inch thick x 1-1/8 inch long. Use damp brush to attach to caps. For tassel ends, use fondant roller with Purple guide rings and roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut one piece for each treat, 3/4 inch long x 1/2 inch wide. Use sharp knife to fringe short ends, roll and attach to end of tassel with damp brush.
  • 2
    Make cupcakes:
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake following instructions.
  • 3
    Decorate and display cupcakes:
    Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Position graduation caps on cupcakes. Place cupcakes on stand.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:weekend project

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Ready-To-Use Rolled Chocolate Fondant & Decorator Preferred White Fondant, Icing Color in Black & Golden Yellow, Gum-Tex Karaya Gum Paste Shaper, Piping Gel, Roll-N-Cut Mat, Fondant Rolling Pin & Trimmer, Decorating Brush Set, Cake Boards, Cake Boards, Primary Color Baking Cups, 10" x 16" Cooling Grid, 9" Angled Spatula & Cupcakes 'N More Dessert Stand
  • •Your Favorite Cupcake & Buttercream Icing Recipes, Ruler & Knife