If you’re looking for a fun idea for a kid’s birthday (or for any day), these cupcake cones are great. They are a nice alternative to regular cupcakes.
To begin, just prepare your cake mix as you normally would. Line up your cones (the cake cones with a flat bottom) on a cookie sheet or place them inside a cupcake pan. Scoop your batter directly into the cone. Fill a little more than halfway.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
While those are baking, you can prepare your frosting. If you use store-bought icing, you’re all set.
My favorite homemade icing recipe is super easy, though. Using a hand-held blender, blend 1 stick of softened butter with 4.5 cups powdered sugar, and 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract. You can add 5-6 tablespoons of milk to get the desired consistency.
Once your cake is cooled, ice it like you would a cupcake.
If you have a pastry bag, great. Or you can scoop your icing into a ziplock bag and cut the tip off to make your own.
Then just squeeze on your icing. You can add food coloring to your icing if you want specific colors. I used colored cones so I stayed with white icing.
Top with sprinkles or whatever topping your want and you’re all set!
Kids love them, of course.
It’s always fun when they discover the cake on the inside.
You can also just top the cones with ice cream instead of icing for a regular ice cream cone with a surprise at the end!
One warning is that the cones don’t really keep well (the cone gets soft) so it’s best to serve them the same day you make them.
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