“Ice Cream” Cake and Cupcakes

My sister-in-law asked me to make the cake for her daughter’s first birthday party.  I have been wanting to make ice cream cone cupcakes for a while now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!

I don’t want to brag, but I thought that they turned out so cute! 🙂

Want to make some?

They are super easy!

Here’s what you need:

1 package of cake mix (any flavor)

18 flat-bottomed ice cream cones (I used larger cones, which made it so the cake didn’t bake over the cone.  You can use regular-sized cones as well, just know that the cake will bake and rise higher than the cone).

1 recipe for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Sprinkles

24 maraschino cherry’s (optional)

Here’s what you do:

1.  Preheat over to 350 degrees.

2.  Prepare cake mix according to package directions.

3.  Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each ice cream cone.

4.  Stand cones on cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpicks inserted into centers come out clean.

5.  Cool completely.

6.  Decorate as desired.

I also wanted a cake to go with the cupcakes for the birthday girl to dig into.

Here is the “ice cream” cake that I made to accompany the “ice cream” cupcakes.

Guess what?

The cake was easy to make as well! 🙂

Here’s what you need:

1 package of cake mix (any flavor)

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe (see above)

Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Sprinkles

2 Maraschino Cherries

Here’s what you do:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.  Prepare the cake following the package directions for the basic recipe.  Pour about 2 cups of the batter into a greased round pan and about 3 cups of batter into a greased square pan.

2.  Bake for approximately 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

3.  Cool completely.

4.  Cut the round cake in half.

5.  Cut the square cake in half, diagonally.

6.  Place the round cake halves along the 8-inch sides of the triangular cakes.  (I had to cut the “cones” a bit to make them more triangular).

7.  Frost the “cone” portion of the cake with chocolate frosting and the “ice cream” portion of the cake with vanilla frosting.  Decorate as desired.

I sure had a blast making these cakes…you should try them out as well! 🙂

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