2014 Graduation Cupcakes

My most recent accomplishment was making gum paste graduation caps and white chocolate stars with 2014 written on them. Cutting out those white chocolate stars was a pain! first i melted the chocolate, spread it thin on a piece of parchment, then placed another sheet of parchment on top to make it very smooth. I then allowed it to cool completely and tried my first recommended technique of heating up my cookie cutter and cutting through the chocolate that way…. fail. Luckily i had my handy exacto knife. I used the cutter to make the outline for the star then traced it with the exacto knife and popped it out gently. For the hats i rolled my gum paste out thinly and used the technique described by Glorious Treats. They turned out very cute!

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