August 12, 2011

Making Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops with Kids Pictorial

Our summer has been a blur of BBQ’s, pool and lakeside gatherings. Jordan’s swim meets were exciting but have now come to a close and our big girl, Cammie, is all done with summer camp. Whew!  Now what do I do with them?

With a short lull in between leaving for a much needed family getaway, my waterlogged girls were antsy for something to do other than their summer reading=D  What better than to make cake pops like the wonderful, loaded with cuteness, Bakerella!

Angie’s ice cream cone cake pops has made fanatics out of us and I experienced the perfect “Hey Ferb! I know what we’re going to do today!” moment!  I know, I know…way too many cartoons=)

Because children want instant gratification and moms want peace, quiet and a relatively clean kitchen, I decided to skip making the cake balls and opted for donut holes.  For you purist out there, sorry.

You’ll need:

Donut holes

Chocolate wafers in pink and chocolate brown
(either Merkens or Wilton’s)

Sugar cones


Mini M&M’s

Saw 1/3 off the top of the sugar cones with a steak knife.

Melt the pink chocolate wafers.

First, dip the rim of the sawed off sugar cone.

Then you place the donut hole on top to “adhere and set”.
My girls found it easier to spoon the melted chocolate over the donut hole as opposed to directly dipping it into the bowl.
While the pink chocolate is still soft, sprinkle on your sprinkles!

And just as Bakerella recommends, place the cones at this point in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to speed the hardening process along before applying the next layer of chocolate.

Melt the brown chocolate.

Now add a small amount of the melted chocolate over the top of the cone.

Place mini M&M on top and you are all done!
After eating a fair amount themselves, Cam and Jordan proudly presented an armful of these ice cream cone cake pops to their teenaged camp counselors and boy were they a happy bunch!!

Oh yeah!  I threw in a few of these for good measure! =D

Ice cream cones and smiles,


The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

These are adorable, love the idea of using the donut holes! Your meringue cones are beautiful.



Mary said...

This is a great idea and one that looks challenging as well as fun. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier posts. I'm really glad I did that. You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nothing said...

Hi Myrna,

I had left a comment on your cake purse tutorial a couple of months back. I am back here to tell you that I finally got it right (well, rightish anyway). It took me around 5 ruined attempts in around 3 weeks before it even resembled a purse. Initially I couldn't even get the cake right but mostly I struggled with fondant decoration. However, my attempt yesterday was a success and everyone was sooo impressed. I will post a picture somewhere soon. I was wondering if its ok to link it to your post?

And now, I am gonna try to make these icecream pops. They look awesome and the pictures make everything look like fairyland. Your blog is such a feel-good site :) Thank you for sharing.


Myrna said...

Mary, thanks so much for visiting and for the uplifting words! It's wonderful to receive such positive and meaningful comments from a like minded blogger=) Looking forward to hearing from you again!

Myrna said...

Poornima!!!!!!! Hooray!!!!!! How wonderful that you succeeded in making a purse cake=D And yes! feel free to post your purse cake photo and link it to my post. I feel like a proud educator=)

Thank so much for sharing your experience and I'll work hard to post more tutorials that will launch your creativity!

Have fun with the ice cream cake pops!

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