I know what you’re thinking. Will this work? I mean won’t the wafer cones just burn in the oven when you’re baking the cake mixture? Well I’m pleased to say that was not the case. Whenever I take the children shopping nowadays they always ask if we can get a cake kit, so imagine walking through your local supermarket and seeing this kit on the shelves. It does look very appeasing to the eye (especially a child’s eye). I decided to have a little fun and asked the girls if they wanted to make these cakes, which they screamed, “YES!”.
So it’s a very quick and easy to create. In the box you will find, 6 ice cream cones, one bag of cake mix, a bag of icing sugar and a small bag of sprinkles. Empty the cake mix into a bowl and add 150 ml of cold water. Use an electric whisk for about 2 minutes and then divide the mixture equally into the cones, which should be placed on a baking tray. Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes.
When the cakes are ready, leave them to one side whilst they cool down and start to prepare the icing. All you will need is to add milk and butter to the icing sugar, and then place it in a piping bag in order to create the whippy swirl effect. Lastly, coat your ice cream cupcakes in the sprinkles provided or whatever you have lying around the cupboards. I would recommend then placing the cupcakes in the fridge for about half an hour in order to let the icing set a little.
The small issue I had with the cupcakes was that the cones became top heavy when filled with cake mixture, thereby making them fall over on the baking tray. However, it was probably down to the depth of my baking tray, I expect that muffin tray would solve the problem.