Hats Off to Grads Cupcakes
By Wilton
ITEM # 1479260P168
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Crafting Time
Varies
Skill Level
Intermediate
DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES AND TOOLS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. 24 hours in advance, make grad caps. Tint 5 oz. fondant black; knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant. Tint 1 1/2 oz. fondant yellow; knead 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant.
  2. For top of cap, use fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out black fondant 1/8” thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut into 13 squares, 1 1/2”. Roll 13 black fondant balls, 1/8”, 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 squares, 1/2”. Let tops and bases of caps dry on cornstarch-dusted cake board overnight.
  3. Use piping gel to attach cap tops to bases. Roll yellow fondant into thin logs 1/8” thick x 1 1/8” long. Use damp brush to attach to caps. For tassel ends, use fondant roller with purple guide rings and roll out fondant 1/8” thick. Cut one piece for each treat, 3/4” long x 1/2” wide. Use knife to fringe the ¾” side, roll and attach to end of tassel with damp brush.
  4. Make cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
  5. Decorate 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 Tip: Wilton Baking Cups come in a variety of colors so you can stay true to your school and show off your spirit in any color combination!

SHIPPING & RETURNS +

SHIPPING

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HASSLE-FREE RETURNS

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REVIEWS +

SUPPLIES AND TOOLS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. 24 hours in advance, make grad caps. Tint 5 oz. fondant black; knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant. Tint 1 1/2 oz. fondant yellow; knead 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant.
  2. For top of cap, use fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out black fondant 1/8” thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut into 13 squares, 1 1/2”. Roll 13 black fondant balls, 1/8”, 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 squares, 1/2”. Let tops and bases of caps dry on cornstarch-dusted cake board overnight.
  3. Use piping gel to attach cap tops to bases. Roll yellow fondant into thin logs 1/8” thick x 1 1/8” long. Use damp brush to attach to caps. For tassel ends, use fondant roller with purple guide rings and roll out fondant 1/8” thick. Cut one piece for each treat, 3/4” long x 1/2” wide. Use knife to fringe the ¾” side, roll and attach to end of tassel with damp brush.
  4. Make cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes.
  5. Decorate 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 Tip: Wilton Baking Cups come in a variety of colors so you can stay true to your school and show off your spirit in any color combination!