Kids in the Kitchen: Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
My family recently participated in a non-profit bake sale, which entailed two days of baking (one day with just my oldest, thanks to my awesome sister-in-law for keeping my younger two, and one day with all three littles), and one day of the bake sale.
We make oodles of treats, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, pies, dog treats, and more; my kitchen exploded with baked goodies, but my kiddos’ favorite (besides licking the bowl) was the ice cream cone cupcakes with rainbow icing. Several of our treats were from scratch (thank you, Pinterest), and some were box mixes (kids love the ease of box, and ability to do it on their own).
Making the ice cream cone cupcakes has been on our baking bucket list for sometime, and after making them, they will be a repeat baking item.
What you’ll need to make ice cream cone cupcakes:
- One Box of your favorite cake mix (we picked Funfetti)
- One container of your favorite icing (we used white & dyed it)
- One Box of cake ice cream cones (24 count)
- Food dye (if using)
- Muffin/cupcake pan
- Mixing bowl
- Liquid measuring cup
Preheat Oven to 350°
Mix cake mix, according to box directions.
-Younger kiddos will need help, but can easily dump in ingredients and help stir the batter.
-Older kiddos may be able to complete the process on their own with minimal help, you can be the judge of their abilities.
Place one ice cream cone in each cupcake hole.
Spoon approximately three tablespoons of batter into each cone (right below the lower “line” in the cone).
- If you have too much batter, it will overbake.
- It is easiest to hold each cone to put batter in, but can sit in pan too.
Carefully place pan with filled cones into preheated oven (make sure the rack is in middle position).
Bake cupcakes for 25 minutes or until light golden brown on top, and toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
To make rainbow icing, separate icing into bowls. Depending on how many colors you want, mix food dye in icing.
Place icing in piping bag or Ziplock bag with icing tip and get fancy; add sprinkles and edible decorations if you want.
A fun self-contained treat, perfect for birthday parties, a special treat, or some rainy-day fun!
Share your creations and little bakers below in the comments!
Abi (a little bit crazy) Frazee, is a sort of newish, homeschooling momma with three little crazy Frazees. Abi, her husband, Justin & kiddos reside in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and enjoy spontaneous field trips. Abi has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MS in Special Education, and is a Certified Labor Doula; she uses her education, with past and present experiences to cultivate a love of learning & sharing. Love, Learn, Have Faith, Smile (& drink coffee!)