It's not an ice-cream party without ice-cream cake right?

Instead of dishing up the traditional 'ice-cream' cake, why not try a cake in the shape of an ice-cream.

I picked up this super cute ice cream cone cupcake pan from JC Penney. 


As you can see, it only makes 6 at a time, so this can be a time consuming task if you don't have 2 pans (like me) and are baking cupcakes for a large number of guests.

I also highly recommend giving your cakes a trial run.  I meant to do this.  I didn't.  I had a disaster on party day.  The instructions tell you to fill the pan 3/4 full of cake mixture.  Maybe I went a touch over, I'm not sure, but the cakes became top heavy and toppled over.  It was even worse once icing was added.  We saved the day .. I say we, because my good friend Karie came to the rescue with a great idea for the guests and I solved the babies 'blowing out birthday candles' dilemma.  I recommend filling each pan no higher than the crisscross section.  I made a second batch of these recently and they did stand up.

For the babies:

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Their cakes were topped with icing, I popped each inside a waffle cone and filled the cone with jelly beans.  The twins loved it.  Not only did they get cake, but a little candy on the side.

For the guests:

We placed cupcakes on trays.


We put out 4 tubs of vanilla frosting which we colored using food dye.


Then with our ice-cream station set up, we invited all of the guests to decorate their own 'ice-cream' cupcakes.

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It was a huge hit with the kids.  They loved using the colored icing and decorating their 'ice-creams' with the available candy.

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Mom Taxi Julie October 11, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Those are cute! Have you ever done the bake a cake in the ice cream cone thing? Those are neat too.

michelle @ sweet mady's October 13, 2008 - 5:00 pm

i love the fixins bar, so cute!

Heather October 13, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What a fun blog you have here! First time visitor, soon to be lurker. 🙂

Pennies In My Pocket October 14, 2008 - 5:00 pm

OMGOSH CUTE IDEA!!!!! I’m SO going to have to do this for my daughter’s 2nd birthday! Last year the theme was cupcakes, so this flows perfectly into her next b-day party!!~melody~

Brenda October 15, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Very cool idea! So glad you stopped by!

Natalie-Little Shindigs November 26, 2008 - 4:00 pm

what fun ideas…loving your blog.BTW Thank you for including me on your blog roll:)


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