Day 330 – Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

26 Jun

Today is the last day of school here in New York.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, I knew we needed something fun.  Something over the top FUN!  And just wait til you see how fun these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes (recipe below from The Cake Blog) are!

Vanilla-Cone-Cupcake

The cupcakes are springy with a good moistness. They have a sweet, vanilla cake flavor. They’re really sweet. But not in a bad way.

Note: I obviously couldn’t find a way to make mini versions of these cupcakes.  So full-sized are the only options.  Darn…

Vanilla-Buttercream

Vanilla Buttercream: The frosting is thick and smooth. It tastes a lot like the inside of an Oreo. Sugary vanilla flavor, with that shortening aftertaste.

Vanilla-Buttercream-cone

The cupcake with the basic vanilla frosting is very, very sweet. It’s got a nice, strong vanilla flavor, with a good texture. Very moist. These would be adorable for any party or summer together. And, if you follow the original blog recipe, you can set up a station with different frosting and topping options. So much fun!

Chocolate-Chip-frosting

Chocolate Chip Buttercream: This one tastes a little bit like cookie dough, thanks to the sugary sweet frosting, mixed with chocolate chips.

Chocolate-Frosting

This frosting is smooth and creamy. It tastes a lot like chocolate ice cream. This one is a lot less sweet than the others, thanks to the unsweetened cocoa.

Ice-Cream-Cone-trio

Note: The website has ways to take the Vanilla Buttercream and make it into different frostings. I made 2 of them, but they also have Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry and Cookies & Cream.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4.5 (So. Cute.)
  • Ease of Making: 4.5 (unless you’re making multiple frostings)
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes (recipe from The Cake Blog)

Cupcakes:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 30 cake cones

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 9 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • pinch salt

Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 2 cups vanilla buttercream
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Chocolate Chip Buttercream:

  • 1 cup vanilla buttercream
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

For directions visit The Cake Blog.

*Tomorrow: Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Cupcakes*

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