- 1 box of cake mix
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 12 cupcake liners
- 1 1/4 stick butter
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- Red, blue and yellow food coloring
- Colored sprinkles
- Assorted hard candies to half fill the cones
- 12 small ice cream cones
- Cachous (edible silver balls)
Mix cake batter as directed on the box. Line a cupcake pan with the liners. Spoon equal amounts of batetr into each pan.
Baked at 325°F for 15 minutes. Leave in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
Beat softened butter until it is very pale and creamy (about 3 minutes) and gradually add sifted confectioners sugar and vanilla. It will look too thick at times but as the sugar dissolves it becomes light and fluffy. With the mixer running, slowly add 2 tablespoons of room temperature water and the frosting will puff up a little.
Divide the frosting between three bowls and add 2 drops of each coloring to the separate bowls and mix in.
Fill the 12 cones halfway with candies (otherwise they will be top heavy when the cake is added). Peel the paper off the cupcakes. Take some frosting on a spatula and spread it around the sides and just under the base of a cupcake and then push it down into the cone so it is firmly wedged in.
Taking a generous dollop of frosting on the spatula and cover the entire cake. Swirl it around to resemble soft serve ice cream.
To add the sprinkles, dip fingers into water and then sprinkles and gently press onto the frosting. Add silver cachous to the top of each cone.
- This is the perfect birthday cake to make when you are taking a cake to school for your child’s classmates to enjoy too. The teacher will love you because she will simply be able to hand one cake out to each child. No mess, no fuss!
- With the candy tucked away inside the ice cream cone, these cakes can do double-duty as candy bags. Your party guests can take a piece of cake home with them, along with a candy bag they can entirely eat!