Easy Birthday Cupcakes – A Mom’s Lifesaver

by Isabelle

I recently resuscitated an old trick of my mom’s for those times where you’re busy and you’re expecting a bunch of kids to your house: ice cream cone cupcakes. I made them a few weeks ago for my little guy’s fourth birthday, and they were a HUGE hit, with both kids and grownups.

Step 1: Prepare your favorite cake batter (or use a mix if you’re short on time and ingredients)

Step 2: Pour the batter into flat-bottomed ice cream cones placed in muffin tins.

Step 3: Bake according to cupcake recipe directions (nothing special needed for the cones).

Step 4: Decorate and enjoy!

This is what my quickie cupcakes looked like:

For slightly older kids, an easy birthday party activity would be to frost the cupcakes themselves. With the 3- and 4-year old crowd, though, I picked a different activity and just let them enjoy the pre-decorated cupcakes 🙂

Isabelle is the mom of 3.5 year old Jay and two-month old Rosie. You can also find her at Dr. Peach’s Blog.



Filed under Activities for kids, Cooking

6 responses to “Easy Birthday Cupcakes – A Mom’s Lifesaver

  1. twohandsfull

    Those look so good! I will have to try that.

  2. krista (@kristahouse)

    Those look like so much fun! I’m going to make those this weekend!

  3. I want to make these so badly. I think a grocery trip to buy ice cream cones is in order.

  4. I love love this idea too! I think it’s super creative 🙂

  5. Lara

    I made these tonight. Just a little tip – don’t fill them more than about halfway 😉

    • Isabelle

      Sorry – I should’ve mentioned that — the same rules for filling apply as though you were baking regular cupcakes. Hope they turned out ok anyway!!

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