Who doesn’t love delicious surprises? It’s a good time of year to do something cutesy or make a romantic gesture. How about this ice cream cone that’s actually a cupcake? This isn’t so much a recipe on it’s own (because using a mix is so much easier, and I love finding easy means to ends), but more of a way to look like a clever master baker without having to know what you’re doing. Also, I’m a sucker for trompe l’oeil.
-cake/cupcake box mix + whatever it tells you to get (mine wanted water, oil, and eggs)
-ice cream cones (the “styrofoamy” ones with the flat bottom)
-sprinkles/things to decorate with (optional)
-muffin/cupcake tin, or a cookie sheet if you feel dangerous (the mini cupcake tin I had fit the cones perfectly!)
1. Follow the instructions on your cake mix box. Mine said preheat to 350F and combine all ingredients.
2. Stand all your cones in your tin/on your sheet.
3. Use a spoon to fill the cones. Do not fill to the brim. They will rise.
4. Bake as long as the box tells you to. They usually give you a time window, mine said 21-24 minutes. I checked if they were done at 20 minutes by sticking a chopstick in them. (They weren’t.) If your chopstick/tooth pick/skewer/fork comes out clean, you’re done.
6. Surprise! Enjoy.