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Graduation Cupcakes

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Graduation Cupcakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 9 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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Celebrate graduations with easy cupcakes! They're easy to personalize with favorite flavors and school colors.
Updated May 2, 2013

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Cut fruit snack rolls into 12-inch pieces. Cut each piece lengthwise into 4 strips, using knife and straightedge. Roll each strip in a spiral around handle of wooden spoon. Store at room temperature at least 8 hours to set curl.
  • 2
    Bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Tint half of frosting with food color. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Write "Congratulations" or "Congrats" and the graduate's name on cupcakes with decorating gel. Decorate other cupcakes with candy sprinkles and colored sugar. Unwrap fruit snack streamers from spoon handles. Reshape into desired curl; place on cupcakes. Cut additional fruit snack into small pieces and flower petal shapes; arrange on some of the cupcakes.
  • 4
    Top some of the cupcakes with candy graduation caps. To make, place small amount of frosting on bottom of peanut butter cup. Press graham cracker onto peanut butter cup. To make tassel, tightly roll up small square of chewy fruit snack; cut fringe in one end and press other end to center of graham cracker.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To celebrate a special anniversary, write "Happy Anniversary" on the cupcakes.

Nutrition

250 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 35g Total Carbohydrate, 26g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting)
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
26g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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