14 Delicious Graduation Desserts Everyone Will Love

Looking for the best ideas for your graduation party dessert table? Here are 14 delicious graduation desserts you can’t miss!

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Graduation is a momentous occasion that calls for celebration and what better way to celebrate than with delicious desserts!

Whether you’re hosting a graduation party or looking for something sweet to bring to a friend’s graduation gathering, this blogpost is here to inspire you with 14 mouthwatering graduation desserts that are sure to impress everyone. 

From decadent cakes to cute cupcakes and stunning fruit tarts, there’s something for every dessert lover. Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth and make your graduation festivities extra special with these delightful treats. Let’s dive in!


1. Ferrero Rocher with Grad Caps


Ferrero Rocher is a classic treat loved by many, and adding a graduation cap twist will make it even more festive. You can serve these in the shape of little graduation caps by attaching a mini Reese’s cup to the top of each Ferrero Rocher. 

Drizzle some melted chocolate on top to create the tassel and add a small square of edible paper with the graduate’s name or graduation year.

These delicious treats will not only be a crowd pleaser but also a fun and creative addition to your graduation dessert table.

2. Cupcake Tower With Different Flavors

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We all scream for cupcakes! Add a variety of sizes and flavors to your cupcake tower. Include the all mighty chocolate cupcakes as well as the more niche flavors like red velvet, lemon, and salted caramel.

Display them in a tower-like structure with the graduation theme in mind, this is a great idea for a graduation desserts table. You can use graduation-themed cupcake liners and toppers to add an extra touch. 

Each cupcake will be a reminder of the sweet moments and achievements of the graduate. Guests can choose their favorite flavor and indulge in the scrumptious delight. The cupcake tower will not only look impressive but it will also make for a stunning centerpiece at the graduation party.

3. A Chocolate Fondue

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Chocolate fondues offer immense room for creativity! You can create a chocolate fondue station with a variety of dipping options like strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and pound cake.

Set up a small buffet-style table with different kinds of chocolate for guests to dip their treats into.

You can have milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate options for variety. Add some beautiful decorations like sprinkles, crushed nuts, or mini chocolate chips to make the chocolate fondue even more enticing.

Make sure to provide skewers or fondue forks for guests to use. This interactive and delicious dessert option will be a hit at any graduation celebration!

4. Color Themed Macaroons

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Macarons are almost like cupcakes- they come in many shapes and flavors! And most importantly, you can be as creative as you want.

For your graduation party, you can match the color and flavor of macrons to the theme of your party. If your theme is blue and white, consider making blueberry-flavored macarons with a white chocolate ganache filling. 

You can also customize the macarons with decorative designs, such as graduation caps or diplomas, using colored royal icing or edible markers.

For a more elegant touch, opt for pastel-colored macarons in shades of pink, lavender, and mint green. These dainty treats will not only satisfy your dessert cravings but will also add a pop of color to your graduation dessert table.

Read: 10 Graduation Party Food Ideas Your Guests Will Love

5. Fruit Display in a Number

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Create a stunning fruit display in the shape of the graduation year! Use a large foam board or platter as the base for your display.

Arrange a variety of fresh fruits, such as strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and watermelon, in the shape of the numbers representing the graduation year.

You can use toothpicks or skewers to secure the fruits in place and add small graduation-themed decorations for a festive touch. This fruit display not only looks impressive but also provides a refreshing and healthy option for guests to enjoy amidst all the sweet treats.

6. Customized Initial Graduation Cake

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For a personal touch, consider a customized initial cake. A graduation cake is a must-have at your graduation desserts table.

You can order a cake in the shape of the graduate’s first initial or the initial of their last name. Choose a flavor that they love, such as vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet, and decorate it with buttercream frosting in their favorite color.

Add graduation-themed decorations like mini graduation caps or diplomas, and incorporate their school colors for an extra special touch. This cake will not only be a delicious dessert but also a meaningful symbol of the graduate’s achievements.

7. Personalized Graduation Cookies

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Cookies are an all time favorite dessert! These personalized graduation cookies will surely be a hit at your celebration.

Use cookie cutters in shapes like graduation caps, diplomas, or the numbers representing the graduation year. Decorate the cookies with icing in the graduate’s school colors and add their name or initials for a personal touch.

You can also include motivational phrases or wishes on the cookies to uplift and inspire the graduate. Serve these delightful cookies on a platter or package them in individual bags as sweet party favors. These customized cookies will be a tasty and memorable addition to your graduation dessert spread.

8. Strawberries With Chocolate

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Strawberries are a classic and elegant dessert that can easily be transformed into a graduation-themed treat.

Dip fresh strawberries in melted chocolate and then roll them in edible gold flakes. The shimmering gold strawberries will add a touch of sophistication to your dessert table.

Arrange them in a beautiful serving dish or skewer them onto sticks for a more portable option. Not only are these strawberries visually appealing, but they also provide a sweet and juicy burst of flavor that will delight your guests.

9. Classic Cake With A Grad Cap and A Diploma


If you want to keep it simple, a classic cake with a graduation cap and a diploma decoration is always a good choice.

Order a cake in your desired flavor and size, and ask the bakery to create a graduation cap and a diploma out of fondant or edible decorations.

Place these decorations on top of the cake and add a personalized message or the graduate’s name to make it extra special. This classic cake will be a timeless addition to your dessert table, and it will surely be enjoyed by everyone at the graduation party.

Read: 13 Cheap Graduation Party Food Ideas You Can Easily Make

10. A Cake Pop Station

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If you want to take your desserts a step further from a classic cake, go for cake pops! They will surely pop at your party.

Serve them in a cake pop station where guests can choose from a variety of flavors and toppings. Set up a table with different types of cake pops on display, such as chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet.

Provide an assortment of toppings like sprinkles, crushed cookies, or drizzled chocolate for guests to customize their cake pops. You can also have different dipping options, such as white chocolate, milk chocolate, or flavored glazes.

11. Personalized Cupcakes

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Personalized ideas for graduation desserts will truly make the difference.

Throw in some personalized cupcakes to add a touch of uniqueness to your graduation dessert table. Order cupcakes in your desired flavor and ask the bakery to frost them in your graduate’s school colors. 

You can also have the cupcakes adorned with edible graduation caps, diploma decorations, or even edible prints of your graduate’s face or graduation photos.

For an extra personal touch, add their name or initials using decorative icing. These personalized cupcakes will not only be a sweet treat but also a special way to celebrate the accomplishments of your graduate.

12. Mini Cakes in Cups

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For a fun twist on traditional cupcakes, consider serving mini cakes in cups. Bake individual-sized cakes in small cups or mason jars and layer them with frosting or whipped cream. You can add decorative toppings, such as sprinkles or edible flowers to create this iconic graduation party food.

Personalize each cupcake with a fun message or a fondant decoration that represents the graduate’s interests or hobbies. These mini cakes in cups are not only delicious but also convenient for guests to enjoy without the need for plates or utensils.

13. Diploma Cookies

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What’s better than a diploma? Diploma Cookies! These adorable treats resemble graduation diplomas and are perfect for adding a fun and festive touch to your dessert table. Use a rectangular cookie cutter to create the shape of the diplomas from your favorite cookie dough.

Once baked and cooled, decorate the cookies with icing in the graduate’s school colors and add small details like a ribbon or a seal to mimic an actual diploma.

These delicious diploma cookies will be a creative and scrumptious addition to your graduation celebration.

14. Offer A Variety of Pastries andSmall Cakes

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Add in a few pastries to your mix of small cakes and desserts for a diverse dessert spread. Consider offering options like mini tarts, éclairs, cream puffs, and petit fours. These bite-sized treats are not only visually appealing but also allow guests to sample a variety of different flavors.

You can arrange the pastries on a tiered cake stand or display them on individual dessert plates. To add a graduation touch, you can incorporate small graduation-themed decorations, like edible gold stars or mini graduation caps, on top of the pastries.

This assortment of pastries and small cakes will cater to different preferences and ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy at your graduation party.

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