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Graduation Cupcakes

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  • 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 favourite flavours and school colours.
Created Jun 12, 2013
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  • 2 rolls Fruit by the Foot* Chewy Fruit Snack (any flavour)
  • 1 box Betty Crocker* SuperMoist* Cake Mix (any flavour)
  • Water, oil and eggs as called for on cake mix box
  • 2 containers Betty Crocker* Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • Assorted gel food colours, if desired
  • Assorted decorating gels, if desired
  • Assorted decorating sprinkles and sugars, if desired
  • Additional rolls Fruit by the Foot* Chewy Fruit Snack, if desired
  • Miniature peanut butter cup candies, if desired
  • Chocolate-covered graham crackers, if desired


  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 cupcakes
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbs
35 g
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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