Decorate a Grad Cap and Diploma Cookie Set for Graduation

Written by Mike Tamplin • Mar 26, 2024

Decorate a Grad Cap and Diploma Cookie Set for Graduation
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As graduation season approaches, we have just the cookie designs that would be perfect for the occasion. In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to create a simple grad cap cookie featuring a "class of 2024" phrase, perfect for celebrating this memorable milestone.

Utilizing cookie cutters and stencils available in our shop, you'll discover how simple it can be to craft professional-looking cookies that will impress both graduates and party guests alike. Let's dive in and bring some sweet flair to your graduation festivities!

Grad Cap & Diploma Cookie Cutters & Stencil

Just added to the shop for the upcoming spring season is this grad cap plaque cutter and stencil bundle and this diploma cookie cutter.

These sets will fit in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

grad cap diploma cookie cutter set

Template for the Grad Cap & Diploma Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of this year's graduation cookie collection, including these cookie designs.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

This file is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Cookie Decorating Process

For these graduation cookies, you will probably match your cookies with the school colors of your event. However, if you're wondering what colors I used, I listed them below:

Step 1

For the grad cap cookie, begin by first filling the center cap section. Let that icing set.

Then fill in the top of the cap and the lower part of the tassel.

Step 2

For finish the base layer by filling in the round top of the tassel. Let this base layer dry completely.

After the icing had time to dry, stencil over the cap with the "Class of 2024" cookie stencil with stiff white icing.

Complete the cookie by adding the tassel string.

Step 3

For the diploma cookie, begin by first filling the center bow section and the top of the diploma section.

Then fill in the remaining sections of the diploma.

Step 4

Finish the bow details by outlining the bow sections. Let that outline set. Then fill in the three different sections for a puffy bow look.

diploma cookie decorating

Grad Cap & Diploma Cookie Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.

Below is the completed set of the grad cap and the diploma cookies.

They both fit nicely in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

graduation cap and diploma decorated cookies

Whether you're crafting treats for a loved one or hosting a graduation party, these personalized cookies are sure to be a hit. Don't forget to explore our shop for a wide selection of graduation cookie cutters and stencils to further elevate your baking creations. Cheers to the class of 2024 and all their future endeavors!

graduation decorated cookies
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