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
- Canola oil
- 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 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! and a big thank you for sharing such lovely ideas with us. Dont stop!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 🙂
HI there – you are one of the most talented people I know! Please keep sending all of these darling ideas and recipes!!! LOVE THEM!!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
You are too kind … I’m blushing 😉
Thanks for sharing!!! You are so creative!!! I never thought to turn the ice cream cone cupcake upside down!!! Walmart sells mini cones(they are hard to find, I had to go to 3 stores to find them) that are the perfect size and shape(about 3″ tall) for lots of cute things!!!
I saw a blog last summer that used these tiny cones for rice krispie treats for a bake sale. The cone was weighted down with candy(M&M’s) and the ice cream was made from a scoop of rice krispie treat mixture. The “ice cream” was “glued” on the cone with melted chocolate, dipped in chocolate and covered with colored sprinkles. They were really cute!!
Thanks for mentioning Walmart … I too found that not all stores carry them.
Those would be really cute for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!!! The Cat in the Hat!
Also, peep ears coming out of the top of the hat would look like a rabbit being pulled out of the hat! So many ideas to try-
Thanks so much!!!
Great ideas … thank you for sharing 😉
Happy Blog-a-versary!!! I love your blog and am glad you keep posting great things for us. These hats are cute!
Thank you so much!
Adorable! thanks for linking up! I pinned them!
Thank you, have enjoyed this link so much! Thanks for sharing with us. You are so creative! Happy St. Patrick Day and Happy one year Anniversay!!!
Thank you 😉
Pinned these! So cute and creative. Found you at It’s A Blog Party.
Thank you … It’s a Blog Party is such a wonderful thing!
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Happy blog birthday!! : ) These little hats are SO super-clever. I would’ve never thought of this!
Thank you 😉 They are pretty easy too.
ok, I must say I am in awe of your fabulous ideas….does everything you attempt turn to gold?! I think so!
Only in my dreams 😉
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Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!
Thank you so much … I love parties!
These are sooooooooooooooooo beautiful – Wowwww !!
I admire your creativity,
Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much 🙂
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Thank you so much 🙂
Thank you for the detailed recipe with photos. Great instruction! I so appreciate everything you’ve shared! I am excited to make these adorable hats! So creative!
Thank you so much 😉
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Love these hats!
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Happy, Happy Anniversary! You are the BOMB of creativity! Just sayin’.
Thank you Robbin … you’re too kind 🙂
All your creations are so good and easy peasy (as you say). Happy 1st anniversary!!!
Thank you Ellen 🙂