I made these fun cupcake cones for my daughter’s first birthday party last weekend!
After seeing these all over Pinterest, I decided to give them a try. I found some tips and tricks that worked well for me, so I thought I’d share them with you in a Cupcake Cone Tutorial!
Essentially, you are using ice cream cones as your cupcake papers – you just put them right in a muffin tin and pour in the batter!
I found that 1-2″ strips of aluminum foil crinkled and wrapped around the base of the cones helped to make them sturdier in the muffin tins.
Don’t fill them up completely…you can see that I stopped the batter before those square holes in the cone, and when it baked, it rose to a perfect little mound above the cone.
(Take my word for it, if you fill it any higher, you will have overflowing cupcake cones on your hands!)
I wanted to make sure they were actually cooked-through on the inside (I cooked them for about 3 minutes longer than the recommended cupcake-cooking time listed on the box), so I cut one in half to see what it looked like. Perfect!
I used Funfetti cake mix (to me, there is no other kind of birthday cake!) and one cake mix made 24 cupcake cones. I’m sure you could use any kind of cake you want!
I had grand aspirations of piping the icing on to make it look like whipped cream…but I was using store-bought icing, and it was a royal mess. So we just used a knife to ice the cakes…not as fancy as I was hoping, but I think they still turned out great!
Since the party theme was “You Are My Sunshine,” I made little sunshine cupcake-toppers with my Silhouette and also added some washi tape flag toppers.
They were a fun, colorful, and delicious addition to the party!
WARNING: these cupcake cones do NOT keep well! I made the mistake of making them the day before (without frosting them) and storing them overnight in airtight containers, thinking I would save some time…but the next day, they were soggy and ruined, and I had to make more! (Actually, my sister Ronnie made them while I attended to other party details – thanks Ronnie!) So be sure to make and serve these in the same day…and eat them all up :-)
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Fun! I’ve been wanting to make these for so long now and haven’t yet! Soon I hope.
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I’ve seen these before and have been wondering how exactly they are done. Thanks for all the great tips!!
Sure thing, Mandi! Just hoping that my mistake of making them the night before will help someone else avoid the same fiasco, haha. Thanks for stopping by!
These are so cute. I have wanted to try making them for the past few years now, but I just do not have the courage. You are an inspiration. Thank you.
Thanks Lexie! They are so easy…really no more complicated than regular cupcakes!
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Yum, those look absolutely amazing! How do the ice cream cones bake? Stopping by from the Inspired Link Party!
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Hi Hima! As long as you eat them the same day, the cones stay exactly like they were before you baked them…they don’t get any crispier or softer or anything. Day 2 is a different story though, they get really soggy. Thanks for visiting!
How fun! Those are adorable! My mom made similar cupcakes when we kids..I loved them :)
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Hi! Found you on Ginger Snap Crafts blog hop. Thanks so much for sharing. I have seen these on Pinterest, but appreciate your specific tips, such as the foil and not making ahead of time. They look great! Pinned and now following via Bloglovin’
These are adorable! My boys would LOVE these! Thanks for the tips & tricks to make them perfect!
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Thanks so much, Shelley!
Hello I plan to make these for my daughter’s 1st birthday party and I wanted to know if baking the cones made them harder or is the cone not really affected much??? Thanks
Nope baking them doesn’t really do much to them, they stay the same! But the longer they sit after baking, the soggier they get, so you’ll want to make sure they’re as fresh as possible.