Graduation season is upon us! That means you’re probably either throwing a party, assisting preparations for a party, or at least attending a party. For us, that means catering.

This past weekend we catered a graduation party. We decided to stray away from the standard beef and baked mostaciolli and try some new menu items! Pulled pork and waffles with grilled peaches was our signature item. We served boneless wings with homemade barbecue and homemade parmesan garlic sauce (recipe to come – still perfecting it!), roasted potatoes, and baked ham and cheese sliders. There was a berry salad, a roasted beet salad, a roasted vegetable platter, and a kale salad with basil vinaigrette. For dessert we had Samoa cupcakes (yes, like Girl Scout cookies in cupcake form – recipe also to come), homemade caramel corn, smoked chocolate bread pudding, and these nifty graduation cap cupcakes we’re about to share with you.

Check out some of the spread:

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From this catering party, we have many new recipe ideas for you. But for today, I wanted to share with you these graduation caps made from Reese’s and graham cookies.

My mom always made tons of creative cakes and desserts, no matter what the occasion. This was one of them, and it’s so simple!

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We used our doctored up cake mix recipe to make chocolate cupcakes and frosted them with peanut butter buttercream.

Ingredients:

  • One bag Reese’s minis
  • One package chocolate covered graham cookies
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tube colored frosting (and the tips that screw on the tube)

Procedure:

  1. Unwrap Reese’s cups.
  2. Put a tiny dab of peanut butter on the Reese’s cup and stick a graham cookie centered on top.
  3. With a small round tip on the frosting tube, pipe a tassel on the cookie. I do this by squirting a short stream of frosting off the tip of the tube and then drag it to the center of the cookie. I’ve found this is the easiest way to perfect the frosting that hangs off the cookie.

The store tube frosting hardens perfectly and the tassels stay in place! You can even buy the tips right next to the tube at the grocery store. The process to make these caps is pretty simple, with such a cute outcome!

We’ll be back with more tips and tricks for graduation parties and other get togethers. But until then, let us know if there’s anything you’re looking for to cater your own!

-K

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