Have you ever had one of these? I got the idea from the Betty Crocker website, and was happily surprised by how easy and fast they are to make. I did it all two hours before Maya’s birthday party, but I’m sure making them the night before would work just as well. They were a big hit with the kids and the parents, and fun for me to make.
Why did I choose cones over traditional cake or cupcakes?
- I had never done it before and novelty is always good.
- Each cone uses only a little batter, so I got more cones than I would’ve regular cupcakes.
- No messy hands or faces (for the most part).
- You can eat the whole thing! No just eating the top of the cupcake and wasting the rest.
- No cupcake wrappers strewn all over the ground in the party area.
You just need a few ingredients: a box of your favorite cake mix, water, oil, eggs, 30-36 regular ice cream cones (the ones I found were 99 cents for a 24-pack), and frosting and sprinkles to decorate the cones.
Now here’s the hard part –
Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Fill each cone to about a 1/2 inch from the top. Bake as directed, 20-25 minutes, and that’s it! Use a muffin pan when baking, so if one falls over it won’t be a big deal. I managed to get 31 cones filled, but could have done 36 if I would’ve put less batter in the first batch of 12.
To transport, I stretched a piece of aluminum paper around a baking pan, and cut slits in it for each cone. I placed the baking pan in a box, but just covering the top with more foil would be fine. They were packed in there pretty tightly so none fell over.
Next time I’ll leave them without decoration and set out sprinkles, candy, fruit, etc, and let the kids do it themselves.
Just as fun as an ice cream party but without any melting!