August 31, 2010

Graduation & Cupcakes!


So, after 5.5 grueling years at uni and endless semesters staring enviously at people in their graduation gowns and mortarboards, smiling joyeously that 'they've made it', it was finally my turn. I was so jittery, nervous and to some extent even sad. The truth that another chapter of my life has ended and a new, scarier and more challenging one is yet to open, really hit me hard. How did I deal with all this emotional turmoil? ... Bake cupcakes of course - Graduation ones!!



Graduation Cupcakes
Graduation toppers
1 packet Orchard White Icing (ready made/ready to roll fondant)
Black & red food colouring (I used Wilton colour pastes)

Frosting - I was lazy pushed for time, so I used Betty Crockers: Ready to Spread Creamy Deluxe Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate mud cakes
Makes 12
Adpated from Easy Cupcakes by Colour by AWA

60g Milk Chocolate, chopped coarsly
2/3 (160ml) cup water
90g butter, softened
1 cup (220g) brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup (40g) almond meal


Preheat oven to 170oC. Line 12 hole muffin pan with paper cases

Stir chocolate and the water in small saucepan over low heat until smooth.

Beat butter, sugar & eggs in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted flour and cocoa, meal & warm chocolate mixture. Note: If the mixture is really liquidy you can let it stand for 15 mins or so, the mixture should thicken, which should make it easier to spoon into the pans.

Drop 1/4 cup of mixure into the muffin cases. Bake for about 25 mins or until the tops spring back with a touch. Stand cakes for 5 mins before turning top-side up onto wire rack to cool.

To decorate:
Pipe or spread the frosting onto the cupcake, ensuring that the top is flat.

Next, place the cupcake topper on top of the frosting.

Voilà! Your very own cute graduation cupcake!

Enjoy! Bon Appétit ♥


See below for instructions on how to make your own graduation cupcake topper! Or download the printable version here!

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  1. Congratulations, Rhonda!!! (on the graduation, and the lovely cupcakes of course)

  2. Aww congrats Rhonda!! Love the dress btw. Those cupcakes are amazing and it's so cool that you did instructions too! I swear that fondant paper scroll is too cute.

  3. Love the gradualtion cap topper. Very clever!

  4. love the concept of the cupcakes. congratulations and welcome to the real world now. :-)

  5. You look lovely in the photo. And the cupcakes are gorgeous - so clever!

  6. Hooray for us graduating !!! Cakes were just delicious!! Outta a scale of 100 i would have to give them 120/100. Hmm feel like some now.

  7. Congratulations! The cupcakes look adorable!

  8. These are so cute! I love the little mortar boards :) And congratulations on graduating!

  9. Nice graduation cupcakes! You are so creative :)

  10. Fantastic website. I found everything I needed for my part in a flash. Thanks for this blog graduation source for gifts


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