Saturday, May 13, 2006

Happy Birthday....


Tonya! Tonya and the kiddos are icecream-aholics..... we have had it a LOT in the last few months with everyone's birthday (and we will be having it again in just a few days :O)), SOOOOO the theme---->ice cream cones. We found ice cream garlands, straws, plates, napkins etc etc etc etc etc, and than there is this old trick (easiest recipe ever), baking cupcakes actually inside cones and icing them to look like ice cream cones! Everyone (minus the California dreamers ;o)) came over for steak and potatoes, cake and ice cream.....and I think everyone went home in one piece.....a little fuller.

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Those are SO cute! Can you share the recipe?

Christy said...

It is seriously the easiest recipe ever. Just take a boxed cake mix and mix it according to the directions (I did chocolate in this case, JUST because that's what Tonya likes. Then I just spooned in the batter into each cone (about 3/4 of the way up, if you get it too high, a little with drip down the cone (which just looks like ice cream), but if you don't overfill, it will puff up just right, it didn't seem to matter either way. Anyway, then you stick your cones into a 350 oven for 25-30 minutes. I put the cones inside muffin tins so they wouldn't fall over, but they were sturdy enough to stay up just on a flat tray. I stuck a toothpick into them to make sure they were done, let them cool (and no, the cones didn't burn, I was a little worried they would). I just took canned icing and put it in a ziplock bag and cut the corner off and squeezed it in a swirl (like a cone). THEN sprinkles and a red M&M on top, the most difficult part was having to eat all the other colored M&Ms. I made 18 (the number of cones in the box), but it would have probably made almost 24 is my guess? SOOOOOO easy!