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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Kiddie Soiree: Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

My friend faces a major dilemma when it comes to her son's birthday. He is not a fan of cake, regardless of the shape or flavor she presents. While other kids eagerly await their slice of birthday cake, her son seeks ice cream.

In planning his party this year, she decided to mix things up a bit and create something that will make both guests and the guest of honor happy — ice cream cone cakes. Prior to the party, she is baking the cupcakes in the cones and will have the tots decorate them with colored icings, sprinkles, crushed cookies and candies. After a roaring rendition of "Happy Birthday," she will serve up traditional ice cream cones to the celebrants and give guests a special box to take their cupcake home in.

To see how to make this retro birthday treat


Ice Cream Cone Cakes

Ice Cream Cone Cakes

Ice Cream Cone Cakes


  1. 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® party rainbow chip cake mix
  2. Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
  3. 24 flat-bottom ice cream cones
  4. 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.
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    CarlyHP226685 CarlyHP226685 8 years
    I agree with the kids, Lickety split. My cousin had a ice cream cake from baskin robbins and it was gross. Nobody ate it because since its actual cake with ice cream it had to be frozen(obviously) and frozen cake is pretty weird. I do love Carvels ice cream cakes though because its just ice cream and the crunchy things hehe. I LOVEEEE the cupcake cones. I make them for birthdays and they are always a hit.
    doogirl doogirl 8 years
    I made these for my daughter's 6th birthday and took them to her school. They were a hit! Everything is edible so there was no mess, you can decorate them anyway you want, they were perfect! I highly recommend other mothers making them, kids love them!
    Greggie Greggie 8 years
    That's why these are great - the novelty of an ice cream cone but no ice cream, no melting, no brain freeze.
    lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
    we had 2 parties with actual ice cream cakes from 31 flavors (the kids were 4 and 6) and none of the kids would eat the cake. they said the cake and frosting were too cold and not all of them even wanted ice cream.
    krae85 krae85 8 years
    I haven't eaten sugar since Dec 31... I NEED a cupcake!!!
    death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 8 years
    Okay, I was a little too excited to see a post about these! :-) My mom has often made these for special kid-focused occasions and it always seemed like my family were the only people who knew about them! When I taught preschool I brought these in for my kids- they're awesome for the littlest children because they can hold them easily by themselves and they LOVE the novelty.
    Greggie Greggie 8 years
    I just hate how stale the cone tastes after baking, so I make myself a regular cupcake and the kids the cone ones.
    tiasmommy tiasmommy 8 years
    These are not ice cream cake though. It is cake in a ice cream cone, so easy to eat and tasty too!!!
    Akitkat118 Akitkat118 8 years
    honestly, I am confused. what is the major dilemma? isn't there a neat little thing called ice cream cake? it's all the rage here... it's all my boyfriend's family gets...
    lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
    i have been wanting to try this :) my middle daughter has a birthday next month and has a wheat allergy. this was her classmates can still have regular cake and she can have a wheat free version w/o looking different. thanks for this post.
    tiasmommy tiasmommy 8 years
    OK I am 34 years old and my mother still makes these every year for my birthday. I love them!! She has been making them for me since I was in 1st grade!! Enjoy!!
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