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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes

This is so exciting! A place where I can share my baking ideas, talk about what I have learned while baking, and post some of my latest creations as I bake throughout the summer!

It all started off with a gift that I received from one of my students at the end of June.
Martha Stewart's CUPCAKES is the name of the book. As I was browsing through it, I was immediately drawn to pages 198-199...Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes.

Since I am new at this blogging thing, I realize in retrospect, that I should have taken pictures throughout the process, as I only took pictures at the end. Nevertheless, I can still talk about all of the fun that occurred as I attempted to make Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes for the first time!

I followed the recipe and assembled the cones in the tube pan with a double layer of heavy duty foil as pictured below. I then filled each cone with about 2 tablespoons of batter, set the pan in the oven and checked it about half way through. Oh my goodness! A majority of the batter looked like it had exploded above the cones onto the foil! Luckily I caught it in time!

My Ice-cream cone cupcake surgery had begun! I removed each cone individually, and with a spoon, made sure that each cone only had in it about 1 tablespoon of batter! Just as I was about ready to give up, I re-foiled the tube pan and baked the cupcakes for another 12 minutes, and I am glad that I did!

It all worked out! Here is the result!

My favourite is the soft-serve "twist" cone in the middle where I filled a piping bag with vanilla and chocolate icing side by side. I guess I put a little more vanilla than chocolate...Whoops!

I decided to cover up some of the "overflow" by decorating the outside of the cones! Above, I used chocolate icing to "glue" on smarties. And below, I used chocolate icing and rolled the cone in sprinkles before I added the "strawberry ice cream!" For the "ice cream" I used a piping bag with pink icing.

And that concludes my first Sweet Treat update!


  1. Since I sent these pictures out in the form of an e-mail before I created my blog, I received many comments via are some of them...

    We are so glad that you are enjoying the book. Those cupcakes look scrumptious. I hope your friend enjoys them and I hope you had fun making them. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. I would love to see more pics as you make all the different cupcakes in the book.

    These are ridiculous!!! Unbelievable!!! Must try them. Ad and I are both inawe of this creation. He says you should go into business which I have said all along. We can't wait to try, our mouths are watering!

    Looks yummy!!! When do I get to try one??

    Mel. They're awesome. So creative.Did u bake them in the cone?

    They look beautiful! How did they taste?

    They look amazing and delicious, thanks for sending it to me.

    Thank you!!!!! i love it and will def. try it. we should start a baking club!!!

    Very creative !!

    Too cute!
    Good work Mel!

    Can you start a business already? At least in the summers?

    Very cool!
    Is that meringue or whipped cream on the cupcakes?

    Amazing, I love it!
    Martha Stuart I love you!

    amazing, did everyone enjoy?

  2. Wow! Your baking creations are quite amazing! You really do have talent. Lewis LOVED the pictures of the ice cream cupcakes ... let me know when you officially go into business.

    Amy ox

  3. You're a superstar! Forget facebook... you've gone straight to blogging . . .who knew.
    Great job.
    Adrienne S

  4. Hey Mel,

    This is such a great idea! It's sooo you! You know I will be your biggest fan...I've already tried several of your recipes throughout the past couple of years. Keep em comin! PS: I loove the ice cream cone cupcakes...they look soo cool! I'm gonna need the recipe for that one!

  5. Wow Melis! So awesome! I'm glad you're using your summer to do something that you really love!