Last Friday was my oldest’s last day of kindergarten! Aaaah! She is super excited and totally ready to be a first grader next fall, but I cannot believe how fast time is flying by! We are very proud of her and wanted to make her last day special.
So I made graduation cap cupcakes! The same cupcakes my mom actually made for my kindergarten class, although I definitely took some shortcuts. I bought unfrosted cupcakes from the bakery at SuperTarget so all I would have to do was decorate. In additon, to the cupcakes I used graham crackers, a little bit of chocolate frosting, licorice whips, and M&Ms.
They are super simple to make. All you do is use the frosting to “glue” the graham cracker to an upside down cupcake and then a little more frosting to “glue” the M&M and licorice tassel on top. You can even make muffins instead of cupcakes to make them a little healthier.
The cupcakes went perfectly with the graduation cap and gown craft the kids made on the last day and the book The Last Day of Kindergarten by Nancy Loewen.
These cupcakes are fun to make for big kids too! My mom even made them again for me when I got my Master’s in reading. A cute way to celebrate a fun milestone.