January 21, 2013

Cupcake cones

Have you ever made Cupcake cones?  Over the summer my niece had a party to celebrate her daughter's 1st birthday, and she served cupcake cones instead of cake.  It brought me back to my own childhood!  My friends and I used to bake these when I was in my early teens.  I always loved them but had completely forgotten just how fun they are!

Over the Holidays, my daughters had some friends over and we decided it was the perfect opportunity to make them.  I did do a little research online, because I had forgotten just how much batter goes into them. 

We followed the directions on the cake mix, and filled the cones about 2/3 of the way with batter.  I also had the idea to have the girls wrap a little aluminum foil around the base of the cone to help keep them from toppling over.  I'm sure if you are very careful moving them into the oven that you can skip this step.

We baked them according to the cupcake directions on the back of the box, testing them with a long skewer to make sure they were baked all the way through. 

This is what they looked like when they came out of the oven.  As you can see the one on the left had a little too much batter and it oozed out everywhere.  All in all most turned out ok.

After they cooled, the girls added frosting and sprinkles and we had a delicious treat that afternoon!  I do have to say that these are best eaten immediately.  The moisture in the cake makes the cone chewy, and it only gets worse with time.  I'm so glad I got to spend the day baking with my girls and they just loved the "cuppy cones".  :)

This post written by Amy of Amy Nicole Artisan Jewelry