Angela’s Appetite: Graduation Cap Cakes

Photo by A.Shriane/Setonian.


  1. Box of cake mix (chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, etc.) (I used vanilla)
  2. Cupcake pan
  3. Cupcake holders
  4. Vanilla Icing
  5. Food coloring (based on school colors or color of choice)
  6. Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  7. Hershey Bar
  8. Licorice


  1. Mix together the ingredients on the box of cake mix
  2. Bake the cupcakes in the pan with holders at the directed temperature with the correct amount of time
  3. Take the cupcakes out and let cool for ten minutes
  4. While the cupcakes are cooling, unwrap the Reese’s, break off one square at a time of the Hershey bar and tear small sized licorice
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the icing and the food coloring of your choice. I used red since Seton Hill University colors are red and gold
  6. Once the cupcakes are cool, apply some icing on the top of the cupcake with a knife and spread around evenly
  7. After the icing is on each cupcake, put the mini Reese cup face down on the icing
  8. Apply a dime size of icing to the top of the Hershey square and place on top of the face down Reese cup
  9. Apply a very small dot of icing on top of the Hershey square on the size for the licorice
  10. Put the licorice on that dot of icing and let hang on the side
  11. Once the licorice is put on the cupcake, let the cupcakes cool
  12. Enjoy!!

Published By: Paige Parise

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