birthday cupcakes

Today is DD’s eleventh birthday. We began by making cupcakes this morning before she left for school.

gotta lick the bowl

She wants ice cream cone cupcakes for the sleepover with her friends this evening. I made cake batter using the directions on a white cake box mix, divided the batter into three parts, and colored the batter green, pink, and blue. We filled the cones about 2/3 full. Setting the cones in a mini muffin tin helped hold them upright.

filling the cones

After baking, the cones were top heavy and some of them fell over as I pulled them from the oven. The frosting will cover any flaws. If I make these again, I will try wedging the cones into the muffin tins with aluminum foil.

ice cream cone cupcakes

I used buttercream frosting to ice the cupcakes.

ice cream cone cupcakes

I think she’ll like them. 🙂

her favorite color



  1. Posted February 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    OMG I love this idea….TFS

  2. annie
    Posted February 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    How did you transport these to school? I’m thinking of doing this for DD5. Thanks!

  3. annie
    Posted February 6, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Never mind I just realized you didn’t send them to school – too messy am thinking.

  4. ~~Rhonda
    Posted February 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    No, didn’t take them to school. The girls are enjoying them right now at the sleepover. 🙂

    You’d have to make something with holes in it to transport them. They are a bit top heavy and fall over easily. Very cute, but not very practical.


  5. Posted February 7, 2009 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    OOOO YUM! I am totally drooling over here! They look so GOOD!

  6. Posted February 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    what a wonderful idea although my daughter is a bit old for those—maybe not!

  7. Caroline
    Posted February 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    They came out SO cute! I haven’t seen cuter ones! How did you get the dairy ice cream effect with frosting?! has a special pan to cook these in which keeps them upright as they fill and cook. I think I’m going to invest in one! I think it is under “cake cone” or something like that!

  8. ~~Rhonda
    Posted February 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Here’s the cone cake pan from Gooseberry Patch. It would be just the thing for keeping these treats upright.

    And here are directions for making one from a cake box.

    ~~Rhonda 🙂

  9. ~~Rhonda
    Posted February 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I used Wilton tip #199 to make the “ice cream” frosting. Easy! 🙂

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