But anyway. This is a much lighter post today so no need to get into all that. We can save that for another day. Today I want to talk about one of my favorite things to eat - Cupcakes. :)
Not long ago I made cupcakes for my sister-in-law's birthday party, but I made them with a twist. Instead of being in their normal little cups, I baked them in ice cream cones. You may have heard of this before, but I hadn't until recently and knew I had to try it.
When I practiced, all that the grocery store had at that point was colored cones, and we did chocolate instead of Funfetti that time but they still turned out cute. Yes, there is a cupcake underneath that icing.
I first saw it on Pinterest, (if you don't know what Pinterest is, look it up, it's really cooool) and it led me to this blog post about making them. So I just followed what that post said to do it, so the credit belongs there, but I will tell you about it here. Seriously look at that blog post though because I do not have good pictures like she does!
It's super hard. It will probably take me a long time to list the instructions, but I'll try.
1. You mix the cupcake mix with the other ingredients.
2. You pour it into the ice cream cones.
3. You bake them in the oven just like you would do for regular cupcakes.
I mean, I don't know how I pulled all of that off. So complicated. I am such a pro baker.
Yeaahhhh so anyway, there's not much else to tell you besides a few tips for making it even easier. You should probably make a pan like she tells you how to do in that blog post. Otherwise I don't know how I would have succeeded in not knocking them over. Just cut holes in an aluminum baking tin thing to put the cones in. You'll be good to go.
Don't judge those too much. It was my first time and also a ten year old was helping me.
Then you should be ever so careful when pouring it into the cones. Do not fill them too high...they will overflow very easily. Definitely leave some space below that line near the top of the cone. I put the batter into a ziplock bag and cut off a corner like she suggested, and that definitely helped. Same thing for the icing if you don't have a piping tool.
Also, if you're going to do this for some sort of event, practice beforehand so you can get the hang of it. I did it with the kids I babysit before I did it for Anna's party and they loved them and how they turned out. So that was swell.
I left my memory card at home when we went to Anna's party, so I stole one of her mom's pictures for your viewing pleasure. Not a close up, but you can see that I got some normal cones and also used colored ones, and used Funfetti mix and icing (my favorite as well as Anna's). They turned out to be better than my first try and tasted scrumptious. So try it and love it! And let me know if you do! :)
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