Friday, March 29, 2013

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Cake mix of your choice (I used a Strawberry and a Chocolate recipe)

24 flat bottom ice cream cones

Frosting of your choice (I used a Strawberry and a Chocolate recipe)

Sprinkles or whatever you want to use to decorate

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Place 9 ice cream cones in an 8 x 8 pan. Fill each cone 3/4 full.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool completely. I put these in the refrigerator overnight.

Put frosting into a piping bag with your choice of tip. Start in the center and swirl to the outer edges. Keep swirling around so that it looks like an ice cream cone. Add sprinkles.

The kids (and quite a few adults) loved these at the Easter Party!

Mooning Bunny Cupcakes

Mooning Bunny Cupcakes

First, make your favorite cupcakes. I chose Strawberry Cupcakes for these.

Prepare frosting. This is my favorite Buttercream Frosting from Wilton.

1/2 c solid vegetable shortening
1/2 c (1 stick) butter softened
1 t clear vanilla extract
4c sifted confectioner's sugar
2 T milk


In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

For Pure White Icing (stiff consistency), omit butter; substitute an additional 1/2 cup shortening for butter and add 1/2 teaspoon No-Color Butter Flavor. Add up to 4 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk to thin for icing cakes.

To decorate cupcakes you will need:

24 Bunny Peeps

12 Miniature Marshmallows

Edible Grass

Pipe on a base layer of frosting...I tinted mine green.Now, here's the fun part...
Take Bunny Peeps, cut off their heads...Yes, I said it. 
Stick the butt part down into the frosting. 
Cut off the Bunnies ears and use these as feet. 
Cut a miniature marshmallow in half. 
Place a dab of frosting on it and place on the Bunnies Butt. 
I added this really cool edible grass around my Mooning Bunnies.

That's it! Everyone will get a good laugh for Easter!

Bunny Food


1 1/2 T butter
3 c miniature marshmallows
3 c rice krispies
1 bag popped microwave popcorn
1 1/2 c stick pretzels, snapped in half
8 oz M & M's
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
Chocolate almond bark

Get all of your ingredients together and measured ahead of time. 
On low heat, melt butter in a sauce pan. 
Add marshmallows. Stir constantly until combined and melted.
Remove from heat. Add rice krispies. Stir until combined.
Pour out on a cookie sheet. Roughly flatten out...not too flat though.
Sprinkle M & M's, chocolate chips, pretzels and popcorn on top.
You might want to use your hands for this part...mix it all together.
Roughly flatten out again.
Melt some almond bark and drizzle over the top.

That's it! Sit down and eat fome bunny food.

Happy Easter!