Graduation season is upon us! You’re probably already busy planning the perfect party to honor your 2017 graduate, scouring Pinterest for decoration, food and drink, and gift ideas. But, let’s be honest – the dessert is the most important part of any party. Yes, you could call your local grocery store or bakery and order the standard sheet cake with “Congratulations” written on it, but why not try something a little different? We’re here to help!
We’ve pulled together a round-up of desserts from some of our favorite bloggers. Pick your favorite – or try a few – and your guests will wonder why they’ve been celebrating with cake for so long!
1. Light Funfetti Dip, from My Life Well Loved
Desserts dips are underrated and easy to whip up. This recipe from My Life Well Loved can be served with everything from animal crackers, to fruit, to pretzels! Find the recipe here.
2. 5-Minute Yogurt Bites, from My Life Well Loved
These yogurt bites are quick and easy to make, and you can dress them up with whatever toppings suit your fancy: Fruit, chocolate, nuts, etc. Find the recipe here.
3. S’mores Brownie Cups, from Aileen Cooks
Brownies are always a crowd-pleaser, but this recipe turns it up a notch. By adding graham crackers and marshmallows, these individual brownie cups become irresistible. Find the recipe here.
4. Whole Wheat Oatmeal Fudge Bars, from Eating Richly
What do you get when you combine two layers of thick crust with a gooey chocolate ganache? A treat so tasty you won’t believe it’s made with whole wheat flour. Whip up a batch for all those chocolate lovers out there! Find the recipe here.
5. Decorated Graduation Cookies
We may be a little bit biased, but we believe that no party is complete without cookies – and sugar cookies are always a crowd-pleaser! Start with our six-piece set of graduation cookie cutters, and then get to work on the cookies (we love this sugar cookie recipe from Alton Brown). When it comes to decorating them, it’s all up to personal choice. If you’re using fondant, check out these tips from our Head Baker and Designer. If you’re not a fan of fondant, try using royal icing to pipe intricate designs. Or, go the easy route: Buy a can of icing from the store, along with a hefty amount of sprinkles and candies. They don’t have to be perfect, they just have to be tasty.
These recipes are sure to make your party stand out from the crowd! We’d love to see what you make, so tag us in all your photos using #randminternational.