Cupcake Cones




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Delicious, clever, and surprising, these cupcakes impersonating ice cream cones are sure to delight!

My mother used to make these for my brother and me when we were kids and had to bring in birthday treats to school. I had extra cake batter left over from making Cake in a Jar (coming soon), and remembered these beauties from my childhood.

They're a might bit of effort, but well worth the final results. Enjoy!

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Step 1: Ingredients

To assemble these adorable treats, you'll need the following:

  • Your favorite cake recipe or mix
  • Ice cream cones
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles, jimmies, etc. Something for decorating
  • Opt. - an empty egg carton to use as a cone holder for baking/decorating/transporting

Step 2: Assemble

  • Cut bottoms out of empty paper/cardboard egg carton to hold cones
  • Place empty cones into holder
  • Fill 2/3 full will batter (slightly more than pictured)
  • Bake in the egg carton at 350oF (175oC) for about 30 minutes. It won't burn the paperboard. But make sure to cut off the top half of the egg carton or the inks might start to smoke.
  • Test doneness with a long wooden skewer. Even when baked on top, they might be a bit undercooked in the bottom of the cone. I personally don't mind this, but most people do.

Step 3: Decorate

  • Frost the cupcake cones with your favorite frosting
  • Decorate!

Step 4: Share

People are always surprised by these simple treats.
(I recommend finding the handsomest test subject you can to try this on.)

They'll want to know how you got a cupcake inside the cone. They'll hardly believe you when you tell them how easy it truly is.

Gloat and enjoy.

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    159 Discussions

    Jumbo Ninja

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Hey just made these but instead of cupcake (cake mix) I used brownie mix (no cake mix in the house lol) So here they are... I dripped on the sides :P hard not to but the actually "poofed" up more then I thought they would and they were gooey on the inside so that made them even better :P not bad for a guy :D. Thanks for the great 'Ible. (P.S they were the extra chocolaty chunk brownies lol)

    4 replies

    Omg Thanks so much scoochmaroo!! my first instructable ever made and it won me 3 months of pro! i <3 you lol

    frenzyJumbo Ninja

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    This posting has won today's "I Made It" Challenge. For winning you will receive a 3 month pro membership!

    Thanks for using instructables!


    9 years ago on Step 3

    Very helpful tutorial! The egg carton worked great for me and my cupcake cones came out delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    1 reply

    10 years ago on Introduction

    well i thought you dlike to see my *ahem* attempt at these cakes, (i didnt have frosting so i used normal icing sugar)

    they are flat and i did make a mess, but they are damn tasty anyway ! a great for adults and kids alike !

    1 reply

    7 years ago on Step 4

    I made some with my 10 year old daughter for her school mates. Awesome. Thanks scoochmaroo.


    7 years ago on Step 2

    i tried this 1 too and it was burnt badly. Im going to try it again on lower heat .:( i have an electric oven :(

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    That shouldn't have really made any difference. Sounds like your oven needs to be calibrated.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I made these for my daughters 2nd birthday. They were the perfect size and easy for them to hold. The girls loved decorating them. I changed the baking box a little with pretty decent success (see pic). I got excited when I saw jumbo cones in the store today because I was hoping the base would be large enough to just pop them into a cupcake pan. Alas it is not.

    PS I was so excited about how much the kids liked them I am posting my first ever comment.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is fantastic! I am going to try it this week.