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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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If you are thinking of ideas for a birthday party or if you just want to make a regular night of the week feel like a party, here you go.
We started buying cones for our nightly ice cream ritual because it was a nice form of portion control. Turns out, it’s so much more fun eating ice cream out of a cone. What is even more fun, is dipping it in chocolate.
All you need are cones, chocolate chips and sprinkles.
First put some chocolate chips in a double burner, or a homemade double burner like I use.
You just put about and inch or two of water in the bottom pan and your chocolate in the top. This will prevent the chocolate from burning in your pot. Make sure the top pan is positioned to leave a little gap for the steam to come out.
Once it is melted, just dip the cone in and then immediately dip it into a small bowl of sprinkles.
This is a fun activity for kids. (If you dare.)
You can make a little cone-drying station out of your cones box by punching some small holes in it.
Let it dry for 20 minutes or so, fill with ice cream and get the party started.
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