Friday, April 24, 2009

Ice Cream Cupcakes Anyone???

Aren't these adorable?

My sons birthday falls on April Fool's Day. Go figure ;) Will always be fun. So, I decided to make something extra special and in theme with the day for his birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Best part no drips ;)

Everyone at his party loved them! Only dilemma I had was how to transport them??? Then I thought about all the containers I had and the cookie tin came to mind. So, I popped them all in little plastic cups and into the tin. It was easy to get them to the party. I stuck toothpicks in the sides and used plastic wrap over the top. They were so tightly fit it worked great!

Recipe from Betty Crocker Site:

Ice Cream Cone Cakes

A creative twist on the traditional birthday cake. Kids will love eating their cake in a cone instead of on a plate!

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min
Makes: 24 cone cakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® party rainbow chip cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box

24 flat-bottom ice cream cones

1 to 2 containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
Make cake batter as directed on box. Fill each cup 2/3 full of batter (1 heaping tablespoon each). Place ice cream cone upside down on batter in each cup.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean (cones may tilt on batter). Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove paper baking cups. Generously frost cake with frosting, and decorate as desired. Store loosely covered.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box. Fill cones about 1/2 full to make 36 to 40 cones. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
After frosting, enjoy a downpour! Sprinkle frosted cone cakes with any of the following: breakfast cereal, animal crackers, dried fruit, candy sprinkles, crushed hard candies, graham cracker crumbs, granola, mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

My tips: They will all be crooked!!!! LOL Once cooled I took a knife and shaped them into ice cream scoop shape (easy). Frosted and added sprinkles. Cute idea I thought of was to take a lifesaver and put a candle in it for the birthday child!

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