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Show Me Some Birthday Cupcake Cones!

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[caption id="attachment_826" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Yummy goodness in a cone! and it is not melting!"][/caption]

Rebecca turned 13 this year! She is officially a teenager! So this called for a fun birthday party which included Pizza, "Big, Better, Best Scavenger Hunt," Purple Cows, and Cupcake Cones. We are always looking for new ways to serve birthday cake!

We decided not to bake the cupcake batter in the small cones (as many have done) but to use the larger waffle cones and stuff them with layers of cupcakes and frosting.

Steps

We made 1 box each of butter and milk chocolate cake mixes.

We did 2 sizes of cupcakes, miniature and regular. We needed the smaller ones to stuff in the cones first and then top off with the large cupcake, filling with buttercream icing in between. The icing acts as glue to hold it all together! Here is a step by step look at the process (in the pictures!)

[caption id="attachment_812" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="The Vanilla and Chocolate cupcakes in 2 sizes."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_814" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="First stuff a miniature cupcake in waffle cone"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_815" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Now pipe buttercream frosting on top"][/caption]

Tip: Piping the icing in was the best method, we used disposable bags with the tip cut off.

[caption id="attachment_816" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Add another mini cupcake"][/caption]

We made some all vanilla, all chocolate and some mixed and used the icing colors to differentiate.
Tip: We matched our icing colors to the birthday paper goods for a coordinated look!

[caption id="attachment_817" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Piping on second layer of frosting"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_818" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Add large cupcake and ice the top to look like an ice cream cone & sprinkles add the finishing touch!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_821" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Cupcake cones, drying on a box"][/caption]

Tip: We used a box with a lid and made holes for the cones to stand up in while the icing dries. A shoe box worked great also.

[caption id="attachment_822" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Rebecca taste test one! yum!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_825" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Big better best winners!"][/caption]

The winners returned with a Hello Kitty waffle iron, toaster and a Harley Davidson mini collectors grill!

Big Better Best Scavenger Hunt

http://www.perfect-partygames.com/teen-scavenger-hunt.html

We decided our drinks would be the Purple Cows (like we enjoyed from the Shake Shack on our New York trip!) to go with our fun food, vanilla ice cream and grape soda!

http://shakeshack.com/mobile/menu/madisonsquarepark.php

Show Me Decorating is always about creating, inspiring, educating and then you decorating (or in this case entertaining) with simple step by step ideas.

[caption id="attachment_828" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="We enjoyed our party! My little girl is a teenager!"][/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_722" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Flip Flop sale!"][/caption]

Happy Decorating :)

Becky McCraney

Owner

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