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!