No, these are not your standard ice cream cones, these are cupcake cones. Cupcake cones are very simple to make and are fun for the whole family to get involved with. Yesterday we baked them and photographed the entire process to share with you.
The total cost to make 24 cones was only $9 including the purchase of vanilla cake mix, sprinkles, cones, whipped frosting, and a pair of aluminum baking tins (required for stabilizing the cones in the oven).
If your local supermarket happens to be out of Funfetti mix (our favorite) you can always pick up plain white or yellow cake mix and add sprinkles like we did below. Follow the directions on the box for the cupcake batter, no modifications are required.
Once the batter is ready, fill the ice cream cones 1/2 way to 3/4 full depending on how high you want them to rise. Ours were slightly over-filled so the finished product was a cupcake top sitting right at the edge of the wafer cone.
Cut and form holes into the aluminum baking tray and place the cones into it for support. That way, when you put them in and out of the oven they don’t topple over.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick or butter knife inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.
Poke holes in the bottom of each cone (optional) with a fork to help release steam and prevent a soggy cupcake in the bottom of the cones. Also be sure to let them fully cool before frosting.
The last and final step is to frost them up with your favorite store bought or homemade frosting and adorn with sprinkles. Use a bowl to catch the unused sprinkles.
That’s all there is to it! For around $9 you have created a unique birthday present or office party treat that’s guaranteed to amaze everyone who’s lucky enough to eat them. Enjoy the glamour shots below, and happy baking!