Graduation Cupcakes with Marshmallow Grad Cap Pops

It’s mid May and I just can’t believe that time is passing so quickly … it just dawned on me that school has already ended for some … and will be ending very shortly for others.  So, I hope this idea for graduation may be helpful to you. 

The graduation caps may be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for several weeks.  This is what you will need … large marshmallows, ” Stacker” marshmallows (new from Kraft – at Wall Mart), dark chocolate candy melts, 4-1/2″ lollipop sticks, Extreme AirHead Belts and mini M&M’s …

First of all, remember that marshmallows are not perfect … the new StackerMallows are rectangular (not square as I was hoping for) … round ones are sometimes are oblong … but remember – they are marshmallows … have fun with them! 

I made the caps two different ways …  For each cap you will need 1 rectangular and 1/2 of a large marshmallow.  Cut a large marshmallow in half (check out the photo) and place it on the rectangular marshmallow with a dot of melted chocolate between …


Dip the tip of the stick in melted chocolate … insert into the marshmallows (go thru both marshmallows) … and let it dry.  Now dip the entire marshmallow cap in melted chocolate … tap off excess chocolate …

Place the pop in holder or styrofoam and put in fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm up.  If you get chocolate drips on the stick you can use a paring knife (smooth blade) to clean it up …

Attach a mini M&M (M down) with a dot of melted chocolate … Using a paring knife slice the AirHeads into strips … cut the lengths to about  1-1/2″ long … attach to cap with melted chocolate … you may have to hold it for a moment to prevent slipping …


Let’s move on to cupcakes … bake your favorite cupcakes … let them cool … make decorator icing (recipe found in the icing section above) … fill your decorator bag (I used Wilton tip #1M) with icing … working in a spiral pattern (start on the outside rim), frost cupcake … add sprinkles … insert marshmallow cap pop … 



Congratulations to all graduates!!!


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5 thoughts on “Graduation Cupcakes with Marshmallow Grad Cap Pops

  1. Super Cute! I was at Walmart today and I picked up a bag of these great marshmallows. There are so many things they can be used for! I have a couple graduations parties to make desserts for, and your cupcake toppers will be perfect. Thanks for a great, creative post!
    PS~I love the little white scalloped plate your cupcake is sitting on. So sweet!


    • Thank you! You just never know what you are going to find at Walmart! I have had four of the little white pedestal plates in my cupboard for several years … I don’t know why I never thought of putting cupcakes on them, until now!


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