boxed chocolate cake mix canned chocolate frosting chocolate graham crackers licorice strings food coloring Bake cupcakes according to box directions. (No cupcake wrappers needed, but grease and flour the muffin tins.) Remove cupcakes from oven and let cool completely. Then remove from the tins.
Turn each cake upside down on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Color frosting with food coloring, usually the school colors. Spread frosting on the cupcake sides and some on top, careful, it might get “crummy”; Frost the gram cracker and stick on top of the cupcake.
The entire masterpiece should now be entirely frosted. Tie licorice strings into tassels and use frosting to attach to the caps.