3 Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Recipes
A summer party wouldn't be complete without an ice cream cone cupcake dessert. Choose a cone that matches your style — a unicorn, ice cream sundae or monster.
- white cake mix
- gel food coloring - red, blue, purple
- cream cheese or vanilla frosting
- piping bags or zip-top bags
- pink ice cream cones
- star decorating tip
- mini marshmallows
- edible glitter
- unicorn horn toppers
Prepare the white cake mix batter using the egg white option on the back of the box for good coloring. Divide batter into four bowls. Make a batch of pink (2 drops), yellow (2 drops), blue (1 drop) and purple (1 drop blue, two drops pink) colors.
Cover a baking pan with foil, then cut small slits so the cones stand upright while baking (Image 1). Spoon each color into each cone, leaving an inch at the top so they don’t overflow (Images 2 and 3). Bake for less time than it says on the package instructions. We recommend baking 10 minutes, then checking in two-minute increments until a toothpick comes out clean (Image 4).
Separate cream cheese frosting into three separate bowls, and make pink, blue and purple batches. Add each color to a piping bag, then place all three bags in a bigger bag with a star tip. Frost the cupcakes (Image 1). Cut mini marshmallows in half (Image 2), dip the cut side in edible glitter and add two per cupcake for the ears. Add a unicorn horn, and top with more edible glitter (Images 3 and 4).
ICE CREAM SUNDAE CUPCAKES
- funfetti cake mix
- mini ice cream cones
- cream cheese frosting
- white and dark chocolate melts
- cherry sour candies
Bake funfetti cake according to package instructions. Crumble cooled cake into small pieces. Mix about half a tub of frosting to the crumbles until the mixture cakes together.
Use a cookie scoop to make miniature ice cream scoops (Image 1). Place on a baking sheet covered with wax paper, and place in the freezer for at least an hour (Image 2). Use the rest of the cake dough to fill the ice cream cones (Image 3). Chill these for an hour as well.
Dip the chilled cones into melted white candy (Image 1), and place the chilled cake balls on top (Image 2). Chill for about 15 minutes so it sets. Next, dip the cake balls into the white chocolate melts. Let the excess drip (Image 3). Place in a muffin tin to set (Image 4).
Drizzle melted chocolate onto the cones, and add sprinkles (Images 1 and 2). We used cherry sour candies for the cherry on top (Image 3).
- green ice cream cones
- devil’s cake batter
- cream cheese frosting
- gel food coloring in desired colors
- grass and star decorating tips
- candy eyeballs
- butter mints
Use the same baking technique as above but with green ice cream cones and devil’s food batter.
Add whatever food coloring you desire to the frosting for your monsters. For a furry monster, use long strokes with the grass tip (#233) (Image 1), or dollop the frosting using a star tip (Image 2). Place candy eyes, and use butter mints for teeth (Image 3).