Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes: Basics and Variations for All Ages

Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Bake your first batch of ice cream cone cupcakes or find new variations that will please all ages. They’re two great treats that become even better when you put them together. Baking Basics: Line each cup in a...

Ice Cream Cone Cupcake
Ice Cream Cone Cupcake

Bake your first batch of ice cream cone cupcakes or find new variations that will please all ages. They’re two great treats that become even better when you put them together.

Baking Basics: Line each cup in a muffin pan with foil. Place one flat bottomed ice cream cone into each opening using the foil to hold it in place. Fill the cones about two thirds full with cupcake batter. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees for a dozen full size servings. Let the cones cool before handling.

Decorating Ideas: Get all trompe l'oeil. Fool the eye by topping your cupcake with frosting that looks like ice cream. You can use a star tip to pipe up and down making zig zags that resemble three scoops of different colors. A star tip is also great for creating one large swirl that will look like soft serve ice cream.

Half-eaten cake cone
Half-eaten cake cone

Nostalgic for sundaes? Spread on vanilla icing and add a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Top it off with a cherry and rainbow sprinkles. Colored ice cream cones available online and in some groceries will also add variety.

If you prefer authenticity, add a small scoop of real ice cream on top.

For Adult Audiences: Grown-ups may prefer mini cones for all the whimsy and half the size. Or throw a garden party. Many people have noticed that cones look like flower pots, especially if you dip them in diluted food coloring until they turn terra cotta. Top them with chocolate cookie crumbs to make dirt. Plant sticks of green licorice for grass or a candy flower. Write guest names on popsicles as though they were plant labels.

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