My boyfriend is in Optometry school, so for their bake sale, I made these eyeball ice cream cone cupcakes! Super delicious!
Things you'll need:
- fresh cake batter
- ice cream cones (flat bottom)
- white frosting (I used store bought)
- red icing
- hard life savers
- mini chocolate chips
- small pipping or a ziplock bag & a toothpick (I used a ziplock bag)
- a toothpick
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(After already whipping up your favorite cake mixture, I did yellow cake) Place ice cream cones [the kind with flat bottoms] in a cupcake pan. Fill each cone approximately 2/3s, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
After they've cooled, use a knife to frost the top of the cupcake so that no cake is showing.
Poke a hole in the ziplock bag (I did it right in the bottom corner) then fill the bag with the red icing. Make squiggles on the icing. I make four on each cupcake and made it so there was a smaller squiggle coming out of a bigger one to make it look more realistic.
Get the lifesavers out of the bag and pick out what color eyes you want (I only used green, red and purple). Take the mini chocolate chips and gently push them point side into the middle of the lifesaver. Make sure that you have the lifesaver upside down so that there's no writing on the eyeball.
(I didn't actually take a picture of this step but this is a close up)
Now, put the lifesaver in the middle of the cupcake. Take the toothpick and dip it into the white frosting and dab some in a corner of the mini chocolate chip and you're down! Eyeball ice cream cone cupcakes!
(if you make these and need to travel, you can make a holder out of cardboard or ask publix about cupcake holders)
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