Class of 2014: Great Graduation Dessert Ideas for a Grad Party

Graduating from high school or college is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated in the sweetest way possible. And by that, of course, I mean some killer desserts. 

Throwing a memorable graduation party is all about the little details, from displaying personal childhood photos to incorporating school colors and mascots. Another place to add creative touches is with the desserts, which are pretty much the highlight to any graduation party. (Minus all of the fat checks you get if you're the graduate).

Take a look at some of our favorite finds. Whether you want to mold graduation caps out of chocolate, display the custom candies in the graduate's alma mater's colors, or add a simple glittery 2014 cake topper, there are so many ways to create a fabulous dessert table for your grad. 

Move over, sheet cake -- it's time for some clever and creative desserts! 


  • Peanut Butter Cup Graduation Pops

    How cute are these peanut butter cup graduation pops? This pretty simple design, featured on Bakerella, was assembled thanks to Reese's peanut butter cups, chocolate squares and sour belt candies. How fancy!

  • S'Mores Graduation Pops

    Another fun graduation pop idea are these s'mores graduation pops from Sweet Simple Stuff. A chocolate-covered marshmallow is the base of the graduation cap, and topped with a chocolate-covered graham cracker square. Top with an M&M and a sour straw, and you have a perfect graduation treat!

  • Custom Graduation Fortune Cookies

    You want to wish the recent grad good luck, so why not order some custom fortunes baked inside these pretty fortune cookies? These cookies can be ordered from Beau Coup for $2.15 each You can customize the fortunes and the decorations!

  • 2014 Macarons

    These gorgeous macarons featured on Diamonds for Dessert are perfect for a pretty dessert display. They have a confetti element, which is super trendy, and can easily be made with sprinkles and edible glitter. These macarons were made for New Year's Eve, but they totally work for graduation.

  • Diploma Pirouline Cookies

    Diplomas are such an iconic symbol for graduation, and they can easily be recreated with some Piroulines. These delicious cookies were wrapped in string to resemble diplomas, as featured on Share Dessert for a cute and super simple treat!

  • 2014 Cupcake Toppers

    Sometimes the simplest way to create a festive graduation dessert is with some pretty cupcake toppers. These pretty 2014 toppers from Etsy would make such a nice dessert display at a graduation dessert table. Order a bunch for your cookies, cupcakes, brownies or whatever treat you want!

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