Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake Tute

I know that baking cupcakes in ice cream cones is not new information.  I have seen different versions of it for a while now on the internet.

I tried making them a few years ago and they didn't turn out so good.  They were sort of flat or ever so slightly domed.  They were always a disappointment.  They never looked good decorated.

Then I tweaked the baking technique.  I went upside down.

Here are the steps.

Mix up your cupcake batter.  I used Duncan Heins.

Spray your cupcake pan with cooking spray.

Fill your cupcake pan about 1/2 to 2/3 full.

Easy peezy.  Now turn your cupcake cones upside down.

 Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.

One of the great advantages to this technique is that you don't have to worry about any of the batter filled cones toppling over on the way to the oven.  I hated that.

When they are finished baking, let the pan cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack.  Then you can lift them out and you will have this:

Doesn't that look pretty? .... and easier to decorate?

If you have any little nubs like in the picture above, just use a knife and slice it off.  Icing will cover all ills.

Ice the cupcake cones with butter cream.  Drizzle on some Magic Shell.  Add some sprinkles and a cherry on top!  Look what you got!  Put these in the fridge for just a few minutes so the Magic Shell will harden. 

When these are being made, I need to move fast!  All the little Beanes heard me getting out sprinkles and came running.

String Beane loves these.  It is nice to have an ice cream sundae looking option when you are allergic to milk.  (Notice little Jelly Beane's face?  She thought he was taking hers away.)  

 Butter Beane has inherited my sweet tooth.  It is one of the many things I love about him.

 My sweet Jelly Beane woke up from her nap and came running at the smell of cupcakes.  

These cupcakes freeze beautifully too!  Just freeze them in a zip lock bag.  When you are ready to eat them.  Just take them out of the freezer, ice them and decorate.  Then you have an impressive dessert on a moments notice. 

I am linking up with Metamorphosis Monday, Allergy free Wednesday and these other Awesome Parties!


  1. How interesting to bake them upside down!

  2. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My son is totally going to love this. Yummmmmmy and super cute. You have such fabulous creativity and I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)


  4. What a awesome idea! We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers would love your awesome ideas! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  5. Hi!

    I would love you to join My Sweet Party and the theme for August is Childhood favourites. Check it out:


  6. Okay this is just genius! I actually have never heard of it :) Perfect for a kid's birthday party! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  7. These are super cute! I'm going to have to add this to my ongoing list of foods-in-disguise dinner ideas: I make mashed potato frittata "cupfakes" for April Fools' Day, so this sounds like a great incognito dessert idea. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Look at how cute those are! They seriously do look like ice cream. Love it!! New follower here. Yay for being blog friends! :)

  9. I never had great luck making these either - thanks for the tip about placing the cone upside down in the muffin tin! I'll have to give them another try! Yours came out great and your kiddos are so cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Sweet Summertime….hope you are enjoying yours.

  10. My boys would love making these! How fun!! I am loving your cute blog! I am a new follower! I would love for you to join my site as well! :)



  11. Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I'd love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!