Saturday, June 9, 2012

Graduation Caps and Jello Pinwheel Flowers

I know many graduations are already over, but maybe not all, so I thought I would share the graduation cap ideas two of my granddaughters and one of their friends help me put together. There were lots of great comments at the open house and I will definitely make them again. 

Graduation Caps Recipe        
Photo Credit: Taste of Home 

I got the idea here from Taste of Home website....


24 miniature peanut butter cups
1 tube (6 ounces) decorating frosting in color of your choice
24 After Eight thin mints
(I couldn't find them so I used Ghiradelli choco squares, individually wrapped)
24 milk chocolate M&M's in color of your choice or 24 semisweet chocolate chips

Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups; place upside down on waxed paper. Place a small amount of frosting on each peanut butter cup; center a mint on each. Using frosting, make a loop for each cap's tassel. Placan M & M on top of each.

Yield: 2 dozen. 

I also made jello pinwheel flowers using the school colors of the gal graduating.  She was very pleased. 

I had a good laugh because more often than not, folks think they're too pretty to eat and they are left untouched.  Not this time - they were gone fast. I was glad too. 

They're much easier than they look.  You dissolve a pkg. of jello in a little bit of water...melt marshmallows in it.  When it sets, the layers separate...cut into strips and roll up into flowers.  The green jello I did free hand....for specific directions and measurements, check out my post here.


Linked to Scrumptious Sunday