Sunday, July 17, 2011

{Monday mornin' thought} Cake Cone Tutorial

Ok so here is the tutorial for the Cake Cones i made at Lexi's party 
which is posted here
inspired by Bakerella

1. bake the cake 
- I actually did this 2 or 3 nights before the party & I just put the remains in sealed up container so it was kept very moist! 
I used the Funfetti Cake & cooked as directed on the box.

The night before the party I started on the rest of the process...

2. I put the cake into a bowl and started crumbling it to pieces. 

3. Then I added Cream Cheese frosting. (any frosting will do)
- Just use the back of a spoon or spatula to just work it all in together.
-I actually had bought a bigger container of frosting than I needed b/c there was only one size in the cream cheese at the store I went to. You will only need the 16 oz. can of frosting. Me and my sister thought they were a bit too moist when we started packing the cones.. it really didn't make a ton of difference in the end & it still tasted good. But if I were doing it over again I would stick to only 16 oz. of frosting or packing it until it looked right..

4. This was the step where we were like "oh crap how are we going to set these??"
-Then Chelle's light bulb went off! "Egg Carton!" They worked like a gem! So all I did was use a knife to puncture 3 sides and then used my finger to push down the rest to make the hole.

5. Now it was time to fill the cones with a base of the frosted up cake crumbs 
this image kinda shows it looking a little more moist than it probably should have been

6. We just started setting all the bases on the upside down egg carton until it was full

7. Once all the bases were filled we started rolling the rest of the cake crumb/frosting dough into balls and just laying them on each cone.
-one box of cake & frosting was enough to fill 11 cones..(ty had ate 1 already out of the package) I somehow managed to have one cone that looked pretty pewny... but that pewny cone ended up being saved in my freezer which I was able to eat after the party. Basically you can probably make 11 cones
(good thinking because there was no left-overs!)

8. Now it is time to put these babies in the freezer. I left them there over night.

 9. Now it was close to 1 am?? and I had to take another egg carton & go spray paint it in the garage so I would have a prettier display for them.
-(You can always do this far in advance but we didn't think of it until that night)
The morning of I woke up and started the dipping process

1st dipping I did was with Almond Bark - Chocolate Flavored Coating 
- I bought the Almond Bark at Super Wal-Mart it was the first place I found it. I'm sure grocery stores carry it as well I have heard Krogers do but I don't have a Krogers in Idaho. I didn't quite use up the whole package on these cones.

they dry quick so it doesn't take too long inbetween dippings. 
2nd dipping I did was with Pink (or whichever color you want) Candy Melts
- I bought mine at Joanne's with a coupon but I'm pretty sure most craft places, grocery stores, or Wal-Mart carries them. 
I used almost the whole bag of candy melts on these cones. 

11. As soon as you dip into the pink candy melt drizzle on the sprinkles b/c it dries quick! 

So i kept these in the freezer until the party started b/c it was outdoors & it was a hot & sunny day.. so i knew they would melt fast if I didn't.. putting them in the fridge would probably be ideal for an indoor party or use.
the sun made it hard to take pictures & i wish i would have gotten a prettier picture, but i guess I was just glad it was bright & sunny for her birthday!!

Ingredients Needed:
1 box of cones
1 box of cake mix
1 can of frosting
1 package of Almond Bark
1 package of Candy Melt
Empy Egg Carton
Wax Paper (if you want to do the tipped over cone look)


  1. These look absolutely divine! Thanks so much for posting directions. I
    will most certainly be making these babies for my next sweet gathering!!

  2.  oh good! i'm glad they were helpful for someone! :)

  3. What is the texture of these when served?


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