Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
These fun little cakes baked in ice cream cones are perfect for little hands and not as messy as the traditional cupcake. I first made these in the summer for my little boy's school fete, the response was phenomenal and they sold out in seconds!
They're so easy to do, they look amazing and are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face, even the adults.
They look really striking, but are not in fact too difficult to make...so why not impress your friends and family, by following our recipe and tips below?
We think they could also be enhanced to appeal to adults too, so we've added some potential twists for you to try out on your friends.6. Leave to cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
7. For the buttercream topping - place the icing sugar, butter and vanilla extract into a clean bowl and mix well.
8. Place the buttercream into a piping bag with a large star nozzle. We recommend either the Wilton 2D nozzle or for a larger swirl the Wilton 1M nozzle.
9. Swirl the buttercream onto each cup cake cone, starting from the outside edge working towards the center.
10. Finish with a flake and sprinkles.
Ice Creams for Grown Ups!We think these would be great for adults with a few little changes and additions. Why not try...
Coffee sponge with a coffee buttercream topping and a walnut - Mix two heaped spoons of instant coffee powder with 2 tablespoons of boiling water to make your own coffee essence. Allow to cool and add a tablespoon to the sponge mixture before cooking and then enough to your buttercream to give a subtle flavour (take care as too much liquid will make the buttercream hard to pipe) . Pop a whole walnut on top and drizzle with a little chocolate if desired.
Ice cream cones with pazazz! - These would be fab for a bonfire or cocktail party. Add a flavouring of your choice to the buttercream icing. Pimms or malibu for summer anyone? Top with a strawberry or some tropical fruits on a cocktail stick. For a bonfire party, try adding baileys liqueur or cointreau to your icing and drizzle some flavoured glâcé icing (icing sugar and water) and sugar crystals round the top of the cone.
Christmas cone classic - add a drop rum essence (or the real thing) or some mulled wine flavouring to your icing, brush some edible glitter all around the cone and top with a sprig of marzipan holly or a few crystallised cranberries.
Have fun and as always, let us know about your own attempts.