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Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcake

Side view of two chocolate-dipped ice cream cone cupcakes
Ice cream is very nostalgic for me.  It’s one of those foods that makes you happy. 
 
Just the look of a carefully scooped ice cream cone is enough to make you smile.
  Smile fast, though because that baby’s gonna drip.
When I was little (or last week…) and we went to Dairy Queen, my favorite thing to get was the chocolate dipped cone.
I’m all about the Magic Shell stuff that goes on the outside.
As my 4 year old would say, “Mom, this stuff is magical
While what I have done here isn’t magical…it IS delicious.  And sweet…very sweet.
My version of the hi-hat cupcake…ice cream style:
 
 
 I fell in love with hi-hat cupcakes when I first saw them a few years ago.
They were one of those things that had a permanent place on my “bookmarked” list…much like the Beef Wellington that I SWEAR I will make for my husband one day 😉
But when CSN stores contacted me for another giveaway, I had the perfect excuse to pull the hi-hat out and give it a try.
CSN stores sell everything.  EVERYTHING….from platform beds to handbags to all sorts of cookware.
Choosing something to give to my you, my loyal readers was easy, though.
You’ll see why in one minute…
 
OK- back to my cupcakes.
These weren’t that hard to make, but…BUT, I will give you a few tips on how to make them easier…
I used to love when my mom would make me cupcakes in ice cream cones for my birthday when I was little.  But through trial and error over the years I have found that there is not easy way to do them.  Unless they have come up with an ice cream cone baking tray and an ice cream cone cupcake traveler that I don’t know about.  Basically, you need a friggin’ engineering degree to figure out how to get them from here to there without the domino effect making a mess of your hard work.
 
 
First, fill your cones only half-way with batter.  If you fill them more than half-way they will run all down the sides and it won’t be cute.
Next, I baked mine in my cupcake pan.  It doesn’t hold them tightly, but does prevent them from falling and knocking all the rest down leaving you with a sad situation.
Bake until the centers are set.
 
To frost the hi-hats use a round tip or a ziplock.
Pipe as you would filling up a soft serve cone…in circles.
When you have them all frosted Martha says to carefully chill for 10-15 minutes.
I will warn you…This was nerve wracking…again, I would keep them in the cupcake pan, because they are very unstable and the chance for toppling over is HIGH if you are not careful.
While they are chilling, prepare your melted chocolate.
Use candy melts if you are making these cones.  Trust me…
I used 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate and 3 T. canola oil melted together (because that’s what Martha says to do) and it was NOT easy.
Chocolate takes much longer to set so you’re required to refrigerate them, once they’re coated. You DO NOT want to do this.
 You see, these are the Pamela Anderson of cupcakes and will tip over with all the weight up-top…if you know what I’m sayin’.  Any unnecessary movement is not recommended.
Dip it and quit it.
  Use chocolate candy melts and save yourself the tears.
I am speaking from personal experience.
When using the candy melts, thin the chocolate out with a generous tablespoon of vegetable shortening.
After your chocolate is melted, you will want to be able to submerge the frosting completely in the chocolate, so transfer the chocolate into something deep enough for that.  I used my 2 cup measuring cup…it worked perfect.
 
The candy melts will set up in about 15 minutes or so.
Don’t move them,  don’t touch them…don’t even walk near them.
Let them be…except if you are wanting add sprinkles, make sure to do this when the chocolate is wet.  Also, sprinkles save you from any imperfections…like the toppling over that I spoke about above.  Sprinkles = Cupcake Cuteness Saver.
SO sprinkle, THEN let them be.
 
I added a cute red gumball to the top.
You know, just to be cute 🙂
 
 
Once they’re set, have a bite…take your time it won’t melt 🙂
 
And since I am a bit of an overachiever I went ahead and made some regular cupcakes too…
 
They were way easier than the cones and you can use whatever kind of delicious chocolate you want because they is no fear of the tipping.
(btw-I used buttercream frosting on these)

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239 comments on “Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcake”

  1. Shelly at Aperture of My Eye

    I follow your blog and would love to have this awesome giveaway. We are an ice cream family and this would fit in perfectly at an upcoming birthday party I'm throwing for my daughter. I would be a hit! Thanks so much for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

    Shelly
    stushellyreeve@gmail.com

  2. I've been wanting to make high hats for the longest time..love the ice cream cone idea. I just might make those for my son's birthday next week!
    I would absolutely love to have the ice cream machine! It would save the 15 mile trip to the ice cream shop when I get a craving for soft serve!! πŸ™‚

  3. That ice cream maker is so cute! I just won a ice cream recipes book at work…but I don't have an ice cream maker, so I definitely could use it

  4. mmmm, ice cream…
    and cupcakes…
    and summertime…
    love your blog.
    love to win things – although I am extremely horrible at it.

  5. "Joy" Thats what I think of when I saw this ice cream maker, I remember the awe in my childrens' eyes the first time they saw our popcorn popper work, they still enjoy watching it work. I babysit a lot and we do popcorn and see lots of very startled expressions "No microwave!!" Its very easy on the wallet too. I'd love to see the looks on the childrens faces when they watch this work.
    email lareejb@gmail.com

  6. I NEED this! I've never done home made ice cream (other than the coffee can kind)!! Shocking, I know! And I would totally use this to make my husband a welcome home ice cream cake!!

  7. I follow your blog religiously! I would love this ice cream maker – not only would it look stunning in my kitchen bu my hubby doesn't like soft serve so maybe I'd actually get some ice cream! *fingers crossed*

  8. I would love to win this ice cream maker. I live in a friend house which we make up a great family. So we are all under 30 and this would definitely come in handy for an impromtu ice cream party! Also, I have an allergy to Red Dye #40 so this would be great so I don't have to chance it since most of the soft serve places around here have mixes with fruit swirls so I can't have the regular kind because of machine contamination. Also the sanitizer they use to clean scoops has it in it. I just started following you and liked you on fb. I also am trying to find an occasion to make those ice cream cone cupcakes!

  9. As a family of 5 we go through tons of ice cream—the children eat so much (okay, it is really me that eats so much). How fun it would be to make our own. I am a follower now.

  10. I am so glad that I came across your blog! I am now a new follower.

    Love the hi-hat cupcakes you made. I made similar ones for my students at the end of the year, but never thought to dip them in chocolate. I'll have to try that!

    As far as the soft-serve maker goes, I've been dying to get an ice cream maker, but now I'm re-thinking that want! The hubs and I actually enjoy soft-serve more, and it's such a cute machine too πŸ˜€ Thanks for this chance!
    *sam*

  11. I am a follower because I love your blog! This machine would be an awesome addition to our family, we camp alot so it would make for a great time!! Thank you!

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