Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

We’ve been celebrating a lot of birthdays around here lately and with that much cake to make, I decided to try something a little different and fun for my youngest boy turning 4!

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!!

These are seriously adorable, with cake batter baked right inside the cupake and piled high with icing made to look like a soft serve cone! This will make a really fun April Fools Day joke for the kiddos too!

ice cream cone cupcakes


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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Cupcakes baked inside ice cream cones and piled high with icing to look like a soft served cone!
  • boxed cake mix, any flavour
  • flat bottom ice cream cones
  • buttercream icing
  • sprinkles
  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on the box
  2. Spoon into cones about half way, this is really important because you don't want them to spill over when baking. You can always test out one before baking them all.
  3. Bake at 350 F for 20-30 min, or until toothpick comes out clean
  4. Prick the bottoms of the cones with a toothpick to allow steam to escape while cooling, let cool
  5. Using a piping bag and a Wilton 1M tip, pipe icing high onto the cone in a swirl fashion. Start from the inside and work your way out.
  6. Decorate with sprinkles


I actually have this nifty cupcake cone baking rack, that I won in a blog contest, but I also found this You Tube video that gives you a rather genius way of keeping your cones upright while baking and decorating, so that’s an option too. 

Here’s a look at how high I filled the cones and what that looks like after baking

ice cream cone cupcakes


So go ahead and pile on the icing until your cone looks like a real live ice cream cone! I start with one dab of icing right in the centre and then swirl out and up from there. 

End results are cute and pretty darn tricky! My little guy exclaimed Ice Cream!!!! When he saw them! 

ice cream cone cupcakes


  1. These are so cute!

  2. momvsboys says:


  3. These look awesome!! Nice job.

  4. Those are just too cute! Off to pin them 🙂

  5. I love these! How adorable! You are so creative…and those photographs are fabulous!

  6. These are seriously adorable and look so tasty!! I’m definitely going to have to try these for the kids…they would be so stoked!! 🙂

  7. I totally remember wishing for these when I was a kid. With such a special treat to get a cupcake ice cream cone.

  8. I love these! We still haven’t made them yet, but I made them in elementary school and have been yapping about them ever since 🙂

  9. Such a cute, fun baking activity to do!

  10. That is awesome. I love fun kid treats and have wanted to try something like this for awhile. These would be great end of year treats at my kid’s school. I think I need some ice cream cones. What brand is the ice cream cone gadget that you won from a blog? Where can I get one?

    • momvsboys says:

      It was the brand ‘nifty’, I added a link in there so you can see what it looks like and about how much it is, might have to google for a list of stores. the giveaway was for Robin Hood flour, not this particular product, so I’m not sure where it came from. Try the you tube video link though, she makes her own stand with tin foil. pretty crafty!

  11. Looks fabulous and delicious. I love this, I need to make these for the girls. I always wondered how these were made, I always thought the cones would burn.

  12. Those are adorable!

  13. Michelle Tremblett says:

    Awe, super cute ! I’ll have to try these out 🙂

  14. Next birthday party, I’m making these!!!

  15. Debbie White Beattie says:

    These cones and amazing, I don’t know how you came up with this but it’s really creative

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