I pinned something AGES ago that had cute cupcakes baked inside ice cream cones.
Super cute dessert idea, right? Well, I finally had a weekend with lots of free time and a BBQ to go to, so I thought I would finally give the concept a try… the result is super adorable, even if my photos are pretty low rent. 🙂
Here’s how they turned out, and how you can make them too.
- 24 cone cups
Make sure they are the ones with the flat bottoms
- 1 box of funfetti cake mix
Plus oil, eggs and water for cake mix
- 2 tubs of frosting
- Foil tray
…or maybe not (more on this later!)
According to my Pinterest find, you need something to support the ice cream cones in the oven while they bake. It suggested a foil tray. I’m going to experiment and do 1/2 with a foil tray and 1/2 just standing in a muffin tin.
Cut holes in the foil tray to support your cones — this is not as easy at it looks. Preheat your oven according to cake mix box directions.
ONLY REQUIRED if you are as accident prone as me… apply a plaster to the foil cutting injury.
Then mix cake mix according to directions on the box.
PRO-TIP: Place the whole thing on a tray!
This makes it easier to get in and out of the oven.
Fill cones with cake batter to the inside line.
I decided to experiment and do half my cones in the foil tray, as shown on Pinterest, and the other half balanced in a muffin tin.
Bake according to direction on your cake box (probably for the maximum time). As you can see, my foil tray holder cones kinda overflowed and mushed together a bit, but the muffin tin ones were fine. In the future I would not bother with the foil tray.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Frost in swirls and decorate with sprinkles.
Refrigerate and then ENJOY. And if you can be bothered, you can make a cool cardboard box holder for your cupcake cones.