Too cute!! I've read many reviews and many recipes and found a couple of tricks that really work. Mini chocolate chips in the bottom of the cone help keep them from being too top heavy (plus makes for a sweet surprise at the bottom of the cone!). To bake I put a double layer of heavy duty foil over the top of a 9x13 cake pan and poked holes for the cones. I poked a fork in each towards the bottom after baking and didn't have any problem with chewy cones. And to transport I did the double layer of heavy duty foil in a disposable 9x13 foil pan with a lid. Didn't loose a single one in transport! This was a super easy and totally adorable treat for young and old alike! I will definitely make them again! Thanks for the recipe!
To be honest with you, I can't rate these by taste- I made these for my young niece and her litte brother- but by looks, they were a 10++! I had a little problem with getting the batter to rise on its own out of the ice cream cone. Luckily, I only made 6 of these, and had made the rest into cupcakes. I ended up slicing off the top half of the cupcake, melting a wee bit of chocolate, and 'gluing' it onto the cone-cupcake with that. It worked perfectly. I also put the icing I was using into a sandwich bag, snipped off the end and piped it 'round the cupcake so that it had a perfect soft-serve look to it. I used colorful candy sprinkles, and finished with a maraschino cherry. Okay, so I'm outta the loop 'cause I don't have kids, but these are just the most adorable little things! Thanks for making somebody's birthday very, very special, Lennie!
Very cute recipe. I have been wanting to make this recipe for a few years now. I used alot of the reviewers suggestions like this... I baked at 350 degress, I filled about 1/2, I wrapped the cones in foil so they wouldnt burn, and after they baked I poked the bottom of each cone so they wouldnt get soggy, thanks for all the suggestions they would like a charm, and thanks for the recipe.
I used "Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake", and regular (4.5g) ice cream cake cups, filled more like 2/3 full, baked in 350F for about 20-22 minutes. Made 24 cupcakes. I used a mini muffins (24) pan, lined every other cup with a mini muffins paper. Because of the paper, the ice cream cake cups fits snug and stood up perfectly! If you have 2 of those mini muffin pans, you should be able to bake just one batch. I also used the trick of poking a hole at the bottom to cool. For transporting, I was able to fit all 24 back in the mini muffin pan that lined with the paper I used earlier. I didn't ice the cakes; instead, I brought a can of whipped cream, and topped it off as I was handing out the cakes!
I have made these many times and kids always love them. Instead of frosting, I dip them in melted chocolate or white chocolate chips and sprinkle them with jimmies or colored sprinkles. Once the chocolate hardens, they are no problem to transport.
Reading the reviews for the ice-cream cone cupcakes gave me an idea for transportation of them. I was desperate for something so I took a empty cereal box taped ends. With a shot glass, trace circles on one side of the box. Make sure that you put 1 to 2 fingers width inbetween each circle. Then cut out circles with a utility knife. You should get about 9 circles on a 18oz box. Then place decorated cones in holes. Yea, easily transportation to go.
Made these as a birthday treat for my daughter's preschool class. Filling the cones about halfway made a small dome- next time I would fill them fuller. (My cones came 24 in a box.) I topped them with Swirled Icing for Cupcakes in blue & yellow. TO TRANSPORT: I definitely advise following the tip left by others of using a dot of icing on the bottom to help keep them upright. The first pan that I tried to move resulted in a mess- quite a few tipped over or fell on the floor. Once I used a dab of icing on the bottom, though, the problem was solved. I lined the cardboard tray from a case of Frappucino's with waxed paper, placed them inside, and then taped forks standing upright around the edges, and topped with press-n-seal wrap. It wasn't the prettiest solution, but, they made it to preschool without making a mess. :)
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I made these for my son's birthday party at school. They were very well received by the 6 year olds. The teacher and her assistant liked them too. Next time, I will use a bit more batter in each, as I got 12 mini muffins in addition to the 24 cones. A baking time of 18 minutes was perfect in my oven. I used milk chocolate frosting, and a bag and tip, to simulate soft serve ice cream. Perfect; added sprinkles and Voila! They looked great; transportation was another story. My frosting didn't adhere them, and they are top heavy... :( I fashioned a box with holes, to safely move them. I will make these again. Really cute idea! Thanks for sharing, Lennie!