Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Busy Beehive Cupcake Cones

One of my kids' favorite desserts are cupcakes baked inside of ice cream cones. They are a fun grab-n-go treat. I like them because they are easy to make and they are not messy!

These busy beehive cones remind me of spring and the beautiful, sunny weather that we are experiencing now. Not too hot, not too cold. Let's get out and enjoy it while we can!

Busy Beehive Cupcake Cones

1 boxed yellow cake mix + ingredients listed
on the package
16- 18 ice cream cones
1 can of vanilla icing
1 can of chocolate icing
yellow food coloring
yellow M&Ms for decorating
milk chocolate melts

Preheat oven to 350*

Prepare cake mix according to package directions.

To make the cones easier to handle, I used my 12 cupcake, cupcake pan and stood one cone in each cup. Fill each cone 3/4 full - do not be tempted to fill them any fuller. The batter will run over the tops of the cones and down the sides. (Geez...wonder how I know this?!?)

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until the cakes are light brown and a skewer stuck down into the middle of the cone comes out clean. Cool completely. Repeat the process until all of the cake batter has been used. Depending on the type of cake mix, I usually end up with 16 -18 cones.

Spread yellow M&Ms out on a piece of waxed paper. You will need 2-3 M&M "bees" for each cone. Melt 1/4 c. of chocolate candy melts in the microwave. Spoon the melted chocolate into a plastic baggie. Barely snip the tip off one corner of the baggie-just enough for a fine line of chocolate to flow through the hole. Draw the stripes and eyes on each M&M, creating the bees. Let dry before moving.

Tint the vanilla frosting bright yellow. Tip: I use paste food coloring. I've found that using the liquid food coloring with canned frosting tends to thin the frosting out too much, making it hard to use. Frost each cupcake with the yellow icing.

Using a small paring knife, cut out the beehive entrance in each cone. Frost the hole with yellow icing.

Spoon the chocolate frosting into a plastic baggie. Snip the tip of the baggie. Trace the entrance hole of the hive with chocolate frosting. Draw the swirls around the hive with the chocolate frosting.

Carefully remove the bees from the waxed paper and using the chocolate frosting as "glue", stick the bees on the cones.

Enjoy! The cupcakes are best when eaten the same day.

My spring bug cupcakes would pair up perfectly with these busy beehive cupcakes for a fun party theme!

Linking up to:
Cupcake Tuesday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays
Muffin Monday (includes cupcakes!)
Momtrends Friday Food


Cart Ridge said...

What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

Sue said...

Very cute Tami!

Vanessa said...

These are adorable and perfect for spring!

HoosierHomemade said...

Very cute idea! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!

We Are Not Martha said...

How adorable are these?? I LOVE them! :)


Kathryn said...

So cute! So fun! Please share your recipe with our readers and link it up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!

Megan'sCookin' said...

Too cute, the kids would love these!

Erica said...

What an awesome mama you are! These are ADORABLE! And I bet they're delicious too ;)

Kathryn said...

Love these! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Muffin and Cupcake Monday!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

This looks so cute. I'd love it if you came by Cast Party Wednesday and shared some recipe with us.
I hope to see you there!

Jennifer Dawn said...

These are so cute! I love them! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world earlier. I'm so glad you did.

Nicole Feliciano said...

I found you from the Muffin Monday Linky. I was lured into your recipe because your picture is so cute! I'd love for you to share this buzzy recipe over at Momtrends Friday Food Linky:

Hope you can stop by!

Paula @ Dishing the Divine said...

I have never heard of baking a cupcake inside an ice cream cone. How awesome!!!! These are adorable!

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