Sunday, July 24, 2011
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Now this didn’t come from my favorite cupcake cookbook, Hello, Cupcakes! like all my other cupcakes. My best friend gave me this silicone ice cream cone cupcake mold.
Susan handed me the mold and said, “I thought you’d like this to make ice cream cone cupcakes for the grandkids.”
Susan’s thoughtful like that.
For Lily, Lucas and Jack’s birthday—since their birthdays are days apart—I decided I would make them instead of the traditional birthday cake.
I thought if I filled the cake batter to the top of the mold, it would round over like a normal cupcake would do, but even fuller. Boy was I wrong. They spilled over, batter landing on the oven racks, in the bottom of my spotless (not) oven. The cupcakes ended up flat on top.
I wondered what I’d do to make the tops rounded and then I remembered the trick from, ta-da, Hello, Cupcakes! I took miniature marshmallows (coated with icing so they’d stick together) and placed them on top of the cupcake. I covered the entire marshmallow blob with icing, added sprinkles and whoo-hoo, ice cream cone cupcakes! Only they wouldn’t stand up on their own—too top heavy. I found some clear glasses to place them in. The grandkids seemed to love them. But then what’s not to love?