#FatSnacks Friday: Cupcakes In Ice Cream Cones

Happy Fat Snacks Friday Cuties,

It is our favorite day of the week at because *insert dramatic drum roll* IT IS FAT SNACKS FRIDAY! I’ve had this one on my virtual agenda for almost a year. July is National Ice Cream Month so this was sort of perfect. These are faux ice cream but it totally counts. Did you know that you could bake cupcakes in ice cream cones? Prior to this I so didn’t know that was even a thing. Listen I’ve got levels to all of this fatness.

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What you need: Cake Mix, Ice Cream Cones {Sugar or Cake}, Cookie Sheet, Icing & toppings

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Step 1: Make the Cake Mix

Step 1: Make your cake mix according to the box instructions. If you’re fancy then whip it up from scratch but you won’t get any bonus points for doing so.

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Step 2: Put your cones in the stand

Step 2: Set up your ice cream cone bake stand, this one is make my Wilton Hack: If you use cake cones place cupcake liners in your muffin pan.  Stand one cone up per cavity and continue on to Step 4.

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Step 3: Put your stand on a cookie sheet

Step 3: Put your ice cream cone stand under your stand. This will catch any overflow during the baking process. Skipping this step might burn your house down.

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Step 4: Fill up your ice cream cones

Step 4: Now it is time to fill up your ice cream cones. According to the box it says to use 2TBS of mix per cone. #Fail That will have all kinds of spillage. I would say fill the cone 1/3 of the way, you can figure that measurement out on your own. 

Step 5: Put them in the oven, I baked them according to the cupcake time guides on the box.

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Step 6: Decorate

Step 6: While my cupcakes are baking in the oven I gathered some toppings. I used my Betty Crocker decorating kid to put the frosting on. Since I was going for the ice cream cone look I use vanilla frosting, chocolate frosting, rainbow sprinkles and cherries.

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Step 7: Decorate your Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

Step 7: Decorate, I put my toppings on and they were ready to be eaten. My guest were pressing me out the entire time. Apparently they had a hard time waiting. Note: That might happen to you.

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My cupcakes in ice cream cones were a total hit and super easy to make. I’m going to make more this weekend using sugar cones. I will post an update to let you know how they turn out.

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What do you think? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Stephen 'Beaver' Harris

    Oooh, that looks delightful! I am about to eat lunch and I came across this and this has done bad things to my salad idea! Now I need a better oven!

  2. Eva

    I love it! You are pretty funny… I lol’d at “skip this step you might burn your house down.” Your fat snacks posts are epic. I may have to try this one! 🙂

  3. Stacie

    These are so cute and seem easy to make. My gbaby would love something like this at her next birthday party.

    • MimiCuteLips

      They were so freaking easy to do. They would be perfect for a birthday. I will be making these for the kids next birthday for sure.

  4. Donna Seay

    That was too cute! I bet your kids love your creativity with the #fatsnacks! I adore them also.

  5. Jamila

    Looks good. I’ve had cupcakes in a regular ice cream cone never a sugar cone. I’m in the mood for baking now.

  6. Bites for Foodies

    This is seriously one of the cutest desserts I’ve ever seen!! Not only does it look delicious, but also pretty to look at and fun to eat!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Lisa, I was surprised at how easy it was. I can’t wait to make some for the kids school. They are so cute.

  7. Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    Those look delicious! When I originally saw the picture I assumed you bought them from the store!

  8. Tanya

    This post makes me sad! Now I have to make this or I’ll be irritable. Thanks a lot Mimi!! LOL

  9. KenyaRae

    This looks so darn cute, but I am sideyeing the cone. I dont know if I would like it with a cupcake, and I am PHAT!

  10. aaronica @ the crunchy mommy

    These look so delicious! Have you ever made ice cream cupcakes? This looks like it would be perfect for this!

  11. Onica (MommyFactor)

    Cupcakes and Ice cream are an awesome combo to help get the weekend started. I gotta try this next Friday.

  12. Alli Smith

    I’ve made cupcake ice cream cones many times, but I always use the flat bottomed cones. I want to make your recipe because I’m liking your cones much better. I have to get that Wilton bake stand.

  13. Shavonne (Lucy Lu)

    This makes me want to snack away.

  14. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    What a fun treat this is! I’d love to try thisrecipe. I know my kids would also really enjoy this fun, festive dessert!

  15. lisa

    This is one of my favorite ways to make cupcakes! The kids love it and it looks cute and fun!

  16. Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking

    These are definitely a fun little treat! I would have worried about the cone overbaking and being brittle and hard. The possibilities are endless with these, and I just know my kids will love them!

  17. Liz Mays

    These are the best! I really need to try making some for a birthday or some sort of party!

  18. Lisa JOnes

    Such A Great Idea I Love It I Bet They Are Yummy! Must Make With My Girls Thank You!

  19. Pam

    These look yummy. I always look forward to reading your Fat Snacks Friday posts. You have such good looking food, lol.

  20. Jonna

    I was thinking the cupcakes were cooked in a regular muffin pan and just stuck inside the cones. So cool that they cook right in the cone. Such a fun party idea!

  21. Sarah

    Usually I see these with the other type of cones, not sugar cones! I love the idea of making these as sugar cones are the best kind 😉

  22. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

    ohhhhh I really love the idea of cupcakes in an ice-cream cone-they are so adorable–I’m going to have to make these really soon! I’ve pinned this so I have it handy

  23. Kim

    These look good. Too bad I’m on a “diet” otherwise I’d whip up a batch.

  24. Bella

    I love the cupcakes in a cone but these one are such a step up! They look perfect with the cherry on top.

  25. Amanda Tempel

    I have always loved this idea! I feel like it makes the cupcake extra fun, and I feel like it would make eating the cupcake, easier.

  26. Jenn

    Looks are adorable! I would love to try to make them myself. I’m not good at DIY and I’m not crafty, but these are super cute.

  27. LaShawn

    OMG yes. I had NO IDEA this was a thing. And the whole time i was reading it , i kept saying ” i wonder how these would be in a sugar cone?” I can’t wait to hear how that turned out!

  28. Bonnie @wemake7

    I have never had a cupcake in an ice cream cone before and now I really want to try one. These looks so good.

  29. Amanda Love

    This is an awesome idea and it’s perfect for a summer party theme especially if you’re planning to put up a dessert bar! Thanks for the easy recipe!

  30. Chubskulit Rose

    First of all, I love that cone holder that you have. That would be a great tool to have . Onto the treat, I’ll settle for the cherry on top.

  31. Wildish Jess

    #FatSnacks is the greatest hash tag for these types of snacks!

  32. Robin Rue

    My boys would love these! They look so awesome and who would think that they were cupcake inside 😉

  33. Tiany

    What an adorable idea, with ice cream filled and a cupcake on top, I might have to make this our back to school treat!

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