Ha Ha Ha! I looooove this idea. I first saw someone do something similar at a birthday party (thanks cousin!). First, the kids go crazy over this because it is something new for them. Second, it really isn’t that much cake but the kids don’t realize it. I feel like it is the best of both worlds as a parent because they kids are thrilled and it is a lot less dessert than if they had cake and ice cream. Third, there are no dishes to clean or throw away.
Here’s how we are taking this wonderful idea and making it special for the fourth of July. You will need your favorite cake recipe, food coloring, and ice cream cones.
First, make the batter of your cake. Since this is more of a fun idea than a culinary masterpiece, I recommend keeping it simple. Pick up a box of cake mix and a tub of frosting. Just make sure it is a white cake. Follow the directions on the box and then separate the batter into three parts in different bowls. Add food coloring to two of the three bowls of batter to make your red and blue.
Now, take the cones and place a small amount of batter of each color into each cone. I put blue on the bottom, then white with red on top to make sure the white looked purposeful in the design. When you fill the ice cream cone, do not fill it all the way up with batter. The cake will rise a little bit in the oven. I filled them 3/4 full. Place cones in a cupcake tin to bake. Follow the directions on the box for the cupcakes. I baked mine a little less than the cupcakes suggested as there was less batter than a cupcake.
After they cool, you can add frosting and serve.
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