Is it ice cream? Is it cake? No, it’s super-cupcake! I have a dear friend, Cathy, who is a wonderful cook and an imaginative baker. She called me and said, “Come over and watch while I prepare a surprise treat for my daughter’s birthday party. You should blog this!”. And who am I to refuse someone else doing the work and spending a morning with my friend?
So today I have given her a guest post to share her cupcake-cone treat with you. These would look fun on a table for birthday parties, engagement parties, baby showers, book clubs…..
Pick your favourite cupcake recipe. If you use cupcake paper liners, remove them before assembling this project.
Look at that, I didn’t know that you could buy colourful cones. A dozen cupcake cones were the plan for today.
Here is an optional step. Fill the cones with jelly beans, candies, whatever treat that fits. Perhaps a little folded note can be hidden inside with good wishes, a kind thought or congratulations.
Cathy used store-bought icing and placed it into a piping bag to create a rim of ‘glue’ to hold the cupcake on the top of the cone.
Here is what the interim cupcake cone looks like before the ‘ice cream’ icing is smeared on.
Betty Crocker whipped white icing was used to speed up the process. Of course, use a homemade favourite recipe if you prefer.
So now your job is to shape the icing over the cupcake to make it look like ice cream. Right down to the drips on the cone.
Cathy finds all these fun products. She used a food colour spray to tint the ice cream icing pink.
Final touch, a chocolate ‘kiss’ on each cone and voilà, your dessert is finished. The final product is all up to your imagination. Happy birthday, Mira!
Now who wants to lick the bowl?