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Perfect Easy Bake Party Cakes!
It's Cake - Baked in a Cone!
Super Simple Party Cake
I love to entertain so I am always looking for great party ideas. With three daughters, it seems like I am forever looking for party cake ideas. I heard about cakes that could be made in ice cream cones! It is an adorable idea but I wondered how easy it would be and how the final product would taste.
I had to make them a couple of times but in the end, they turned out perfect!
These cakes are quick to make, taste great and you don't see them everyday. They could be used for a back yard bar-b-que to a birthday party. They are also so easy to make, the kids can join in the fun!
As Simple As 1, 2, 3
For this project, you will need:
- A box of cake mix - the flavor of your choice
- Ice Cream Cones
You will need a cupcake pan and some aluminum foil to bake the cake in the cones.
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Ready, Set, Go!
Aluminum foil is great for molding around the cone to hold it steady while it cooks. I found that it was easiest to fold a square of foil and press it into the cupcake pan first, then put the cone into the pocket and press the foil around the cone. They aren't that delicate and the flat cones stand well.
You can use any kind of cake mix, boxed flavor or make your own. I used Duncan Hines, Devils Food. Prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the box.
Pour the batter into the cones. I used a four ounce ice cream scoop. You should fill the cones about 1/2 way full.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes. When the center springs back - they are done.
Decorate with frosting and decorations of your choice.
I wanted to fill the cones with enough batter to make a nice rounded cake. I cooked them in small batches to experiment. The first time I filled them about 1/3 of the way full - the baked cake rose to the edge of the cone - almost flat.
The second time, I tried filling the cone with batter almost to the edge - they over flowed while baking and it was a mess.
The third time, I filled them about 1/2 of the way full and they still came out about even with the top of the cone, as you can see in the photos above.
I used decorator frosting from Wal-Mart and Wilton frosting dye to make the colors of my choice. I also experimented with the prepared frosting in the can sold with decorator tips.
I much preferred using my own frosting colors and it was cheaper than buying 3 or 4 cans of prepared, colored frosting. The size of the decorator tips that come with the commercial frosting are not big enough, in my opinion. I used extra large frosting decorator tips and they had the best results for this cake.
You could easily make your own buttercream frosting to use with this as well.
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Beautiful for any party!
"How do they taste? They taste like more." ~H.L. Mencken