Sweet Cinco de Mayo Drink … Margarita in a Cone

Did you wonder why anyone would want to put a margarita in a candy coated ice cream cone?

I have a four-part answer to that question …

  1. I used my real margarita glass to hold the chips and salsa … a “must have” to go with any margarita.
  2. After the margarita is finished … you have a little dessert.
  3. Less dishes to wash.
  4. Why not?

Remember the Edible Shot Glasses?  These are just the extra-large version!

This is what you will need …

  • Ready made margaritas …

  or make your own!

  • Cake ice cream cones
  • Melted light green candy coating (candy melts, chocolate)  (1 pound for about 18 cones)
  • Margarita salt
  • Limes

Coat the inside of the cone with melted candy … use a small spoon, brush or whatever works best for you …

See those spots that did not get coated … that is not good … I will fix them …

Dip the rim of the cone in melted candy …

Sprinkle the rim with salt or dip the rim in salt … whatever suits your taste …

Pop the cones in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to harden the candy up.  Please note … the candy must be hard before filling with liquid (cold only).

Do you have any plans for Cinco de Mayo?

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St. Patrick’s Day Review

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away … here is a quick little review of some ideas …

 

Faux Cupcakes … a no-bake treat.

Gold at the End of the Rainbow Cupcakes … sorry it’s not real gold.

Leprechaun Cakesters … a very simple treat to make.

Leprechaun Hat Cupcakes … guess where the cupcake is hiding!

Green Velvet Waffles … for Saturday morning breakfast!

Edible Shot Glasses … for Saturday night’s party!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

 

Edible Shot Glasses?

Are you surprised?

This may seem odd coming from me … shot glasses … not a cupcake or marshmallow pop … but an edible shot glass!

It has all my usual components … chocolate, sprinkles, etc.

Oh, I almost forgot … mini ice cream cones!

Now I’m sure you can figure out what I did.

Here are a few ideas …

For the ADULT party …

(I don’t know where those tiny bottles came from … we usually have big bottles … oh, I didn’t really say that … did I?)

There may be kiddies at that party …

What about the sugar lovers?  How about a frosting shot?

This is what you will need …

  • Mini ice cream cones
  • Melted chocolate (about 1 pound for 36 cups)
  • Sprinkles or sugars

You will want to make sure that the entire inside of the cone is coated in chocolate (because that is what will seal it).  You can do this by filling the cup with chocolate and then pouring as much as possible of the chocolate out …

Dip the rim of the cone in the chocolate …

Then dip the rim in sprinkles …

Set aside or pop in the fridge to harden up …

I do apologize for the photos … I was so wrong about the available light :(   I hope you can get the idea.

I chose to use to use dark chocolate … but any flavor or color will work.  These could be made several weeks in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

What would you put in your edible shot glass?

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Leprechaun Hat Cupcakes

YES … THEY REALLY ARE CUPCAKES!!!  They are incognito … hidden inside mini ice cream cones and turned upside-down … let me show you!

This is what you will need …

  • Cake mix
  • Buttermilk
  • Canola oil
  • Eggs
  • Mini ice cream cones (I found at Walmart)
  • Chocolate Wafers (Nabisco/Famous)
  • American Gold Disco Dust  & Yellow Candy Melts (chocolate) OR yellow candies
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Green Candy Melts (chocolate)
  • Green Sugar (oops, not in photo)

For the first time, I tried using a cake mix recipe as suggested by Hoosier Homemade and the book “cupcakes, cookies & pie, oh, my!”.  I was very happy with the results.

The cake mix recipe:

  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk (in place of the water called for on the box)
  • 4 large eggs (in place of the number called for on the box)
  • Canola (vegetable) oil (the amount called for on the box)
  • Follow the directions on the box using the substituted ingredients

Place the mini ice cream cones in a mini muffin pan and fill about 2/3 (about 2 tablespoons) with cake batter and tap the cone to ensure that batter is in the bottom.  Bake for 15-20 minutes …

One recipe gave me 18 standard cupcakes and 18 mini ice cream cone cupcakes!

I had a little bit of a problem with overflow in the cones, but I just trimmed them up.

While the cupcakes are cooling you can make the buckles for the hats.  Use melted yellow chocolate to draw squares on wax paper and sprinkle with Gold Disco Dust.  You could skip this step and use yellow candies (such as M&Ms) …

You can also make the hat brims.  Use a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Trim the chocolate cookies if necessary …

Using melted green chocolate in a squeeze bottle, draw a ring around the outer edge of the cookie and sprinkle with green sugar …

 

After the chocolate hardens up, tap off the excess sugar … and save the extra sugar …

Now that the cupcakes are cooled … dip the bottom (flat part) 2/3 of the cone in green chocolate, tap off all excess chocolate …

Sprinkle with green sugar and stand aside to let the chocolate harden up …

Now dip the top (rounded) side of the cupcake in the melted dark chocolate …

Place the cone on the hat brim …

Add the buckles to the hats using a dot of melted chocolate …

Well … 6 cupcakes done and 12 to go!  Yes, they are a little lumpy and bumpy … just like the stuff they are made with ;)

Look what I made with one of the regular cupcakes …

One year ago today this blog was born … so this is Sweet Simple Stuff’s birthday … or anniversary … oh, I don’t know what to call it.  All I know is that I have been doing this for one wonderful year.  When I started, I didn’t really know what to expect … or how to do it … or where it would take me.  I still don’t know much … but I do know that I appreciate each and every one of you … and I am having fun!  Thank you for everything :)

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Shopping info – some new items for spring …

I have been out and about … here are a few new finds for me!  I thought that you may like them too ..

  • Mallow Bits … they are crunchy little marshmallows … maybe little bunny tales?  I found this at Target.

  • Easy Frost … frosting in a larger can … I’ll try it when I’m in a pinch … reminds me of whipped cream in a squirty can … frosts 16 – 24 cupcakes!  This came from WinCo.
  • Mini Cups… mini ice cream cones … you will see what I do with them very soon.  I found them at Walmart.
  • Cocoa Almond Spread … I have never tasted Nutella because I’m allergic to hazelnuts … this stuff is wonderful!!!  From Trader Joe’s.
  • Silicone Cups … I had never bought any before, due to storage, cost, etc.  These came from Cost Plus World Market … $2.49 for 6 regular or 12 mini!

  • Edible Easter Grass … I just had to buy it.  From Target.
  • Meringue cookies … minis in pastel colors … I’m not exactly sure what I’m using them for, but I’m sure I needed them.  I found them at Cost Plus World Market.
  • Bunny Mallows … of course I had to have them.  I saw them at Target and Walmart.

  • Egg Bowls … only $.99 at Michael’s!
  • Plastic Eggs … nothing new, but I found them on my very first trip to Hobby Lobby.  I can’t believe that I drove to the closest store … only 53 miles away!  I guess I’ll drive anywhere for craft supplies!

Have you found a wonderful item that you want to share?  Just leave a comment!