Ghost Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones

I made these treats for the kids last weekend, and boy they sure love it!

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes - Ghost Cupcakes | Bento Days

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes – Ghost Cupcakes

I took the cheater’s way out and used a box of chocolate cake mix, but you could easily use your favourite chocolate cupcake recipe for these. Firstly you would need to pack of flat bottomed ice cream cones, and prepare the batter according to package directions. Fill the ice cream cones with cupcake batter up to the line inside the cone (about 1cm from the top). And be sure not to drip batter along the sides of the cones as these would burn. It was actually easier to put the batter in a piping bag and pipe it into the cones.

I found a great tip here to keep the ice cream cones steady while baking. Get a disposable aluminium tray and cut out 6 holes which fit the ice cream cones – be careful while cutting as the edges are sharp! Invert the tray and place the batter filled ice cream cones in it. (Excuse the batter drips in my picture below as I forgot to get a picture before baking these).

Tips on baking ice cream cone cupcakes | Bento Days

Tips on baking ice cream cone cupcakes

Pipe buttercream frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes. You could easily colour the buttercream to fit any occasion, but I left mine white and decorated with some melted chocolate to create ghost faces. My buttercream was a bit too soft while piping so I didn’t manage to get a good swirl of the frosting, but I’ll definitely be making these again.

Here is how the ice cream cones look inside:

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes | Bento Days

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Have a great weekend ahead!

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