Saturday we had a small family birthday party for Princess Newbie. Last year for her party, which also was only for family, I went all out. I killed myself making decorations and planning the rainbow cake for hours. Then the day of the party arrived and I was tired before I even woke up. This year I decided to have a simple birthday party and make easy Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. Simply they are just cupcakes made in an ice cream cone.
The party last year was great but what I remember of her first birthday party was the work that went into it. If you remember, last year I made her this rainbow cake that was adorable but took a lot of time.
I loved that cake, it’s one of my favorites. This year I didn’t want to kill myself baking and decorating, I just wanted to enjoy the day so I decided to simplify.
My mom used to make cupcakes in ice cream cones when we were growing up. I remember taking them to my third grade class for my birthday and hearing all the “ooohs” and “aahhs” from my classmates.
I knew that nothing could be quickler and cooler than Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and I was right!
They are so easy to make. You will need one cake mix of your choice, a large box of ice cream cones, frosting and sprinkles.
Make the Cake mix according to directions and then fill the ice cream cones 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full with batter. Do not overfill!!
Place the ice cream cones carefully on a baking tray and place in a preheated 325 degree oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done.
Pull out and let them cool.
Use a pastry bag or baggie with a corner cut off to make a swirl of icing on top of the cupcake. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect. You will have to use a from scratch buttercream icing recipe to get an actual swirl. If you use a can of icing it won’t hold into a cone shape.
Before the buttercream sets, gently roll the cupcake icing in sprinkles and you’re done!!
They are so cute, so yummy, and so easy. Does it get any better?