Oh how I love ice cream themed sweets! In this fun and easy cupcake tutorial, you will learn how to make adorable pull-apart Ice Cream Cone cupcakes!
These can be easily adjusted to fit the number of guests or desired colors for your party – this unique design is always a crowd pleaser!
Hi everyone! We have added a “minute video” version of this cute & simple ice cream cone cupcake tutorial! We originally posted this summertime favorite back in 2011 and the response over the years has been wonderful. It is such a fun and EASY design! The only difference that you will notice between the video & the blog tutorial below is that I no longer use piping tips to frost these cupcakes. I simply snip the end off of my disposable piping bags. This saves on cleanup time. Enjoy!!
How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Blog Tutorial: May 20, 2011
Today we made ice cream cone cupcakes! This theme is perfect for summer parties and the best part of all is that they are SO quick to make! The most time consuming part is tinting the frosting.
As an added bonus, there are no worries of making the icing super smooth because ice cream is kind of swirly & lumpy-bumpy–hooray!
Here’s what I did…
First, I cut notches out of some waffle cones so that once flipped, the cones would lie pretty flat on my cake board. It’s best to saw your cones with a serrated knife. It’s a little tricky, but not too bad…I broke one though! :0)
That’s all there is to it!! I made three tall ice cream cones for a total of 16…but wouldn’t it be fun to make a super long cone the length of the picnic table? Maybe another time…. But for now, these happy little ice cream cones make me smile… :0) —
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3 9×13″ sheet cake cardboards if you are doing the exact same setup as I used in my blog tutorial. (Each board is sliced longways, stacked, & wrapped to create one narrow base board.)
Your board covering of choice. I used a plastic tablecloth secured in back with a stapler.
Your vanilla buttercream frosting of choice
Disposable Piping Bags
Coloring Gels: I used Americolor Electric Green, Wilton Rose, & Chocolate Brown
Chocolate frosting for the “hot fudge” (canned chocolate frosting is a good shortcut)
Pink fondant with white 18 gauge floral wire (painted or colored pink with food coloring pen) to create cherry on top
Misc sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, etc. of choice
More Fun Tutorials for Ice Cream Themed Cakes and Sweets!
Looking for an ice cream cone cake design that is cute and easy? Check out our free tutorial for this tall ice cream cone cake! I love how simple this design is, and it could easily be piped onto a sheet cake as well. Check out our free video tutorial! Ice Cream Cone Cake
For more Ice Cream fun, check out our easy pull-apart Ice Cream Sundae Cupcake Cake!
And this Ice Cream Cone cake topper tutorial from our Member Cake Video Section would make the perfect centerpiece for the dessert table! So fun! Ice Cream Cone Cake Topper Tutorial
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