I was so excited to make him these Ice Cream Cone Cakes for his belated birthday celebration, but in chocolate, of course.
|photo courtesy of Ice Cream Cone Cake|
Experimenting with things I see online had been successful thus far, these seemed so fun! Even though my son is 19.
My bright idea was to also get sugar cones instead of the regular cones. (I like them better. Selfish me.)
About 4 minutes into cooking, I realized I had made a mistake.
Not only were the cones all tipping, they were getting rather brown.
All I could think of was Nuke-Town cupcakes. They reminded me of the look of trees after a nuclear bomb, all blown the same direction, all burnt. This joke was completely lost on my kids. They only could think of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Not to waste the effort, we frosted and sprinkled the cakes. Chocolate is chocolate, right?
But sadly, the frosting and sprinkles did not save the Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. They were burnt, the cakes were a little dry, and the dang sprinkles that got in the fold of the cone fell all over the place when we ate them.
I thought I might try it again, using the regular cones as the recipe called for, but I really don't know if I will. It is kind of strange eating an ice cream cone with no ice cream! I was expecting ice cream, and the cake just seemed out of place.
I say leave the cake as cake, and add ice cream to the cones. Well, it is good to add ice cream to cake too, but that is besides the point.
This is one online idea that I will leave to the other Mommies to have fun with.