Friday, May 7, 2010

The Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Saga

If you need a good laugh for the day I encourage you to read on…

This story begins many months ago, at the start of our churches Awana program. It was our first gathering, where leaders discuss the ins and outs and what’s to be expected, the clip board begins to make the rounds. You know the one full of dates and obligations for you to commit to, if you wish.

As I do each year I signed up to bring Ice Cream Cupcakes to the end of the year awards in May. May is a long, long way from August so no worries! And the cupckae are so easy to make.

Well as the time drew nearer I begin to realize Gabe had his first t-ball game the night before I was to take the cupcakes. So I decided to bake them the Monday before the awards {Wednesday night} and ice them after the t-ball game on Tuesday. I was happy that I actually had a plan of attack.

Monday comes and I get a call from the Awana’s leader asking if I could bake a few more.

Sure, not a problem I have plenty of cones at home. So I agreed to bake a total of 48 Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes.
I baked the first 24 without a problem. As they cool I begin to wonder just how I am going to transport 48 Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. Then I remembered seeing a tip somewhere not too long ago and gave it a try.

This was when I took a few pictures and thought it would be great to share with you a "how to" make Ice Cream Cone Cupcake.
Using a man’s shirt box and a ruler I drew out 3X4 rows cutting a 2x2 X at each cross point. This allowed each cone to snuggle down in the box. Perfect!

I proceed to making my second batch of Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. I mix up another funfetti cake mix pour into my muffin liners and pop open my last box of cones. It is then, at 10:30 in the evening, that I realize my cones are MINI cones! I didn’t even know they made such a thing.
With my mix already mixed I decide to just make cupcakes for the family. I used some powdered sugar I had to make a frosting and Hannah would enjoy them in her lunch the next day.
I’ll just have to bake the other 24 after tomorrow night’s game and buy canned icing for them.

Piece of cake, right?

So, after the game I run back to the store to buy another funfetti mix, because hey that’s what the kiddos like, and another few boxes of Ice Cream cones.

We get home; I get the kids in bed and bake my 24 remaining Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. It’s then I realize that I forgot to buy ICING! It’s 10:30 pm again and Ryan is at a ballgame {work} and I am home alone. So no problem I’ll just make some. That’s when I realize I used all my powdered sugar the night before making icing for the cupcakes without cones! And at this hour it was too late to go ask my neighbor’s.

So what am I to do? I work till 5pm Wednesday. The Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes have to be at the church by 6pm. We live 25 min. from church, one way. Hmmm…… I load the un-iced cones into my car before work. Drive by Homeland and buy 2 large containers of icing and ice 48 Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes in the back of my car in the church parking lot!
I believe this may be a sign telling me to stop volunteering so much.

But look, the kids loved them. And that made it all worth it!


  1. You crack me up icing the cupcakes in the back of your car. P.s. Our MOPS group made your tile coasters on Wednesday. You can see mine on my blog.
    P.s.s that is so fun you work for OU's womens basketball team! Is S. Cole still the coach? I used to go to her camps in every summer when she was at Norman high

  2. lol, i love it!! way to think on your feet!

  3. You just have to do what you have to do! ha ha.

  4. I never saw anyone put the cone on top of the cupcake before, interesting. Did you ever try making these the other way, where you pour the batter directly into the cone and they bake up over the top in a round way? Don't fill them too high though! Have fun.

  5. This was the first time I had baked them upside down. A tip that I had just learned about. So much easier. The cupcake bakes up into the cone.Then you just peel the cupcake liner off and ice.

  6. How cute! Does thecupcake really bake all the way into the end of the cone? and do you have to smoosh the cone into the cupcake mix?

  7. I stumbled across your blog and began reading over all of your previous posts and was beyond surprised to see that you use Corona Ointment! It has been a staple in our family for three generations.We put it on EVERYTHING! I thought we were the only ones who knew about this little gem! From that moment, I knew your blog was going to be a keeper! You've got a fabulous blog and I look forward to following you!

  8. I love the shirt box idea! I wish I had seen this a few weeks ago. I wanted to do these cupcakes for my daughters end of the year party but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to transport them! Genius! Thanks!


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