Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cupcakes in a Cone

Pinterest wasn't around when I was growing up, yet somehow my mom always found a way to make things extra special. And of course birthdays were no exception - they were above and beyond.

I remember the special cupcake cones we brought to school one year. I felt so cool and unique and it was the great start to the school year with a September birthday.

Fast forward a few decades and here I am with a son with a summer birthday. And in the summer, especially in the south, it is hot. Everything melts, and you mostly want things that melt. So what do you do for a birthday of an ice cream cone loving boy without all of the mess of melted ice cream?


It's so simple. Here's what you do...

Buy a cake mix box and the corresponding ingredients. Preheat the oven to the recommended temperature and make the batter. Fill a cupcake tray with sugar cones and fill the cones with batter, about a 1/4 inch short of the top. Bake as recommended, and test with a toothpick (when the toothpick comes out dry, the batter is fully baked). Let cool and then generously frost the top and add sprinkles or whatever toppings you desire. Delicious!

And to make these even more spectacular, follow this amazing (super easy!) frosting recipe that is sure to please:

Homemade Frosting

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
Optional: Food coloring

Add all ingredients together in a bowl and beat on medium to high speed until the mixture forms soft peaks (5-10 minutes). That's it!