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Friday, May 13, 2011

Birthday Ideas "Cake In A Cone"

This is an easy treat to make that both kids and adults love.   They are  fun to eat and  always a hit. Surprise your kids on the last day of school with these cool treats?

Making the Cones:

Approximately 24  cones  (cones need to have a flat bottom)
1 cake mix (any flavor)
Frosting recipe (below)
Sprinkles and decorations

Make cake mix according to package directions.  Grease muffins tins.  Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with cake batter.  Set one cone in each cup evenly over the batter.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes.  Remove immediately from pan.  Cool cones,  frost and decorate.

It also works to fill each ice cream cone half full of cake batter.  Set the cones on a cookie sheet and bake 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.  Cool cones, frost and decorate.

These need to be made and eaten on the same day.  Do not make them the day before or you will have some droopy cones.

Making the frosting:

3 sticks of butter softened
2/3 cup shortening
5-7 tbs heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar
1-3 tbs corn syrup

Mix shortening and butter together on medium until smooth.  Scrape down sides.  Turn mixer to low and add cream and vanilla.  Scrape down sides.  With mixer on low, slowly pour sugar into the mixture (you might need to increase the speed as you go.)  Once the sugar is mixed, scrape again and mix in corn syrup.

You may need more or less cream.  The corn syrup adds elasticity and shine to the frosting and is optional.

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