How To Make Ice Cream Cone Cakes
Making cake in ice cream cones is a wonderful thing to do for a small event or a family party – it’s a sweet treat that’s wonderfully pretty, and it has a nice portion of ceremony and excitement to it, too.
You can use nearly any cake mix that you might make regular cakes with, or you could change things up and make a cake mix yourself, without the addition of any kind of box mix from a store. Whatever you do, it will be delicious!
There are plenty of ice cream cone cake recipes online, so find one that looks good to you, and get baking! Before that, though, we’re going to run through a few things that we think are worth sharing – what you shouldn’t do, what cones work best, and a little surprise that you can add to your bakes.
What to avoid
During the course of making the cone cakes, there are a few things that you should avoid. However, there are two big ones.
First of all, you absolutely shouldn’t let the cones sit for any length of time once the cake batter is within them. Doing that will mean that the batter will dampen the cones and make them much more likely to split and tear during baking. Instead, make sure to immediately put the cones in the oven after you’ve poured the batter into them.
The second thing to avoid is the addition of any kind of wet icing after you’ve baked the cakes, and are coming to decorate them. Glace icing would likely be the worst option, as it’s just made from sugar and water – it’s particularly wet, and it could damage the integrity of the cones when it’s sitting on top of the cake, waiting to dry. Instead, you could use fondant icing, which is much more solid, and wouldn’t have a negative effect on the cakes.
What cones to buy for ice cream cone cake
You have two options – sugar cones, or waffle cones.
Within those two options there are a number of things that you might want to do or avoid, but realistically speaking, it will be easiest to just opt for one of those two types of cone.
Sugar cones are fully sealed at the bottom, but they’re much more likely to tear when wet. By comparison, waffle cones are often not sealed at the bottom, but they’re much less likely to tear.
Overall, we’d recommend using sugar cones, but the choice is yours!
Add a surprise
A great mini surprise to add to your ice cream cone cakes is to use a cookie cutter to pull out a little chunk of sponge at the top of your freshly-baked cakes and, when cool, fill that hole with ice cream. It’s a sweet, creamy delight that will ensure that your cake is perfectly moist all the way to the base – how ideal!
These are just a few tips about making ice cream cone cakes, but most of us really just learn by doing. Therefore, we’d recommend getting out there and making stuff for yourself! That’s the best way to learn, and we’re sure it always will be.